16’ / Fiction / 2021 / Germany
Production Company: Arkanum Pictures
Director: Ghiath Al Mhitawi
Cinematography: Laura Titze
Editing: Juliano Castro

Synopsis: Syrian soldier Husam has 24 hours of leave to visit his family. A lump is stuck in his throat as he sits with his mother at breakfast: he wants to say what he really feels, that he is afraid of death and wants to escape military service. But his mother clings to an image of him as a hero fighting for the honour of his country.

Jury Prize at Kurzsuechtig Film Festival – Germany, 2022
Special Jury Mention at SHIFT Film Festival – Netherlands, 2022
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis – Germany, 2022
Torino Underground Cinefest – Italy, 2022
HIVE International Film Festival Days – Germany, 2022
Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Festival – Portugal, 2022