Zahra’s Letter

Zahra’s Letter


Zahra is a Palestinian woman from Syria who like thousands of refugees, has just arrived in Germany. But she has left behind her younger son. Osama lost 35 kg during the war and one day he disappeared from the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, the most emblematic place of the Syrian war, where he lived with his family. Zahra decides to write a letter to her son from Germany; to tell him how she has arrived in Europe with his disabled sister, how the family is, how is their day to day life in the new city…Her letter without address is a desperate love letter.


Short documentary
Length: 16′
Production year: 2017
Original title: La carta de Zahra
Written and Directed by: Paula Palacios
Producer: Paula Palacios
Produced by: MORADA FILMS with the supportof Aljazeera Documentary Channel
Shooting format: HD colour 16/9
Screening format: Bluray, DVD, DCP
Original Language: Arabic
Subtitles: Spanish / English
Locations: Berlin (Germany), Yarmouk (Syria), Lesbos & Idomeni (Greece)
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Festivals & Awards: Festival de Cine de Elche 2018 (Spain) SEMINCI 2018 (Valladolid, Spain), Beirut Women Film Festival 2018 (Lebanon), PNR 2018 (Madrid, Spain), Directed by Women 2018 (Madrid, Spain) San Diegov Arab Film Festival 2020 (USA)