LOST IN LEBANON: Feature Documentary

Nainita has scored LOST IN LEBANON, the latest film by award winning producer-director team The Scott Sisters.

Lost in Lebanon gains access to unknown stories in a region that is on the fringes of hell. Spending over a year in Lebanon in Beirut and on the borders of Syria this film tells the story behind the news reports and reflects the strange chaotic lives of the people living in the shadow of the Syrian war.

The film gives an intimate look at how four Syrians, whose collective struggles constitute the new frontline of the refugee crisis, are trying to find ways to overcome the torment of their shattered lives.This is not the story of the war in Syria; it is the next chapter.

What is happening to the 13 million Syrians who have been displaced? What are their hopes, their fears?Life for the refugees in Lebanon has become desperate. With the Syrian conflict pushing into Lebanon, the government have implemented new visa laws for all Syrians – the consequences are devastating.

These are the Syrian people who we see in the news drowning in the Mediterranean. The four protagonists in this film are the people who will bring forward the global debate of the conflicts at hand from a human, rather than figures-based point of view.

“This is a moving, galvanising work that tackles this horrific humanitarian crisis with a fresh eye and ear.” Leslie Felperin – The Guardian ★★★★

‘If anyone needs human faces in order to give a shit about what’s going on in Syria, this film is the answer. You see the light gradually extinguish in people’s eyes. And yet, they continue. The resilience and courage is inspiring and heartbreaking. Fine work by Sophia Scott and Georgia Scott.’ Nan Bauer – Mubi ★★★★★

‘If smiles were passports, Sheikh Abdo would be free to travel anywhere. The refugee crisis truly is, as Fritz says, a “scandal” and this film does a great job of portraying that reality.’ thelastronaut – Mubi ★★★★★