Playhouse TheaterTiburon, CA, United States

Omar and Us

By Tiburon International Film Festival (other events)

Tuesday, April 21 2020 4:00 PM 5:30 PM

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 for 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.

The actors playing the parts of the refugees are actually two Syrian refugees who live in Turkey under temporary immigration status. France’s immigration office recently accepted Hala Alsayasneh, who plays Mariye, as an “artist immigrant.”

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