The Syrian refugee crisis is the largest in the world today and one of the biggest since World War Two. 11 million Syrians – nearly half the population – have been displaced and many are seeking asylum across the Middle East and Europe. An estimated 2 million refugees have crossed the border into Lebanon. Increased security and checkpoints have left 80% of these refugees without legal status.
3 Generations started telling stories from Syria back in 2014 when we filmed interviews with Nasir, Yasmine and Sultan, three Syrian refugees in Jordan. We are proud to continue this important work through our role as a producing partner of the upcoming documentary feature Beyond the Borders. Written and directed by Sophia and Georgia Scott, the film is set in Lebanon along the Syrian border and follows the lives of four Syrian refugees and a German professor fighting for peace and human rights.
Beyond the Borders gains exclusive access to unknown stories in a region that is on the fringes of hell. The Scott Sisters have spent over a year on the borders of Syria documenting the stories behind the news reports. Beyond The Borders will be a reflection of the strange chaotic lives of the people living in the shadow of the Syrian war.
This is the second documentary feature from the Scott sisters. Their first film, In The Shadow of War, followed four teenagers born in Bosnia towards the end of the civil war. The film examines the lasting psychological trauma of growing up in the aftermath of war. Watch the trailer below:
The Scott sisters are currently on location in Lebanon filming and editing. The film will be ready for release in early 2016. Watch this space for more information.