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OMAR AND US

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FILM AWARD

Turkey

01:40:00

Directors

MARYNA ER GORBACH, MEHMET BAHADIR ER

Writers

MEHMET BAHADIR ER

Producers

MEHMET BAHADIR ER, MARYNA ER GORBACH

Key Cast

Ismet is a Turkish soldier, who was on duty at the border as a Commander of the Coast Guard and recently got retired. Now as a civilian, he struggles to communicate with his family and people surrounding him. His only son abandoned him and left to the U.S. And now his wife wants to join her son, too. After suddenly becoming neighbors with two Syrian refugees (Omar and Mariye) at his house near the Turkish-Greek border and the humane experience he has to live through, he now has to face his prejudices and his political view. Professional actors Taj Sher Yakub (Omar) and Hala Alsayasneh (Mariye) starring in this movie are two Syrian refugees who live in Turkey under temporary immigration status.