Um Firas

Um FirasShe is known as ‘The Mother of The Revolution” to the young people she supported during the early days of the Syrian uprising in Damascus. To the rest she is known as “Um Firas”; her real name she will not share. But she tells her story about war, love, home and childhood, in this intimate film-portrait of a woman who has left Syria and can probably never return.
“Um Firas” is one of the many Syrian refugees living in Jordan, she fled Syria back in 2012, as she was wanted by the Secret Police. With this film, you come closer to one of the many human beings hiding behind the categorization, refugee.

Directed by Madeleine Kate McGowan (Denmark)