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The Camp by Leonard Retel Helmrich
Camp, The

Camp, The

Leonard Retel Helmrich

A documentary about life inside Majdal Anjar, a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon.

Every day we hear stories of people risking their lives in search of a better one. The civil war in Syria alone forced 9 million people to take refuge. In Madjal Anjar, just over the border in eastern Lebanon, many of those refugees
have found a safe haven, at least for the time being. This film delves into their suspended lives and by living among the people, director Retel Helmrich chronicles what life is really like inside the refugee camp.

80‘ /  colour   

Original title: HET KAMP
Prod: Pieter van Huystee Film – Pieter van Huijstee        
Sc: Leonard Retel Helmrich           
D.O.P.: Leonard Retel Helmrich
Completed: autumn 2017       
Language: Arabic

Leonard Retel Helmrich:
a.o. POSITION AMONG THE STARS (2010, doc) Awards: a.o. Grand VPRO/IDFA Award and Best Dutch Documentary IDFA, Wolrd Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize Sundance FF, PROMISED PARADISE (2006, doc) Award: Grand Golden Dhow Best Doc Zanzibar IFF, SHAPE OF THE MOON (2004, doc) Awards: a.o. Joris Ivens Award IDFA, World Cinema Jury Prize Sundance FF, Best Cinematography Int. Doc FF Chicago, Eye of the Day (2001, doc) Awards: a.o. Audience Award Visions du Réel Nyon, Jury Grand Prix Maremma Doc FF.

Pieter van Huystee Film
Ph: +31 20 421 0606

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