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En arabe, dounia signifie “monde”, et celui de son héroïne, rempli de magie et sans frontières, insuffle justement cet espoir en un monde meilleur. —Le Devoir
The cultural specificity and the authenticity of Dounia’s universe are also a way to reach closer to the hearts of viewers from all cultures alike. —Holr MagazinePost


Awards

• Web Series Special Mention, Valencia International Film Festival, 2020

Synopsis
FR

Forcés de quitter leur terre natale, Dounia et ses grands-parents partent en quête d’une nouvelle terre d’accueil. À mesure qu’elle traverse le monde à la recherche d’un asile, Dounia rencontre des gens et vit de nombreuses aventures. Et lorsqu’elle rencontre un obstacle qui semble insurmontable, la sagesse de l’ancien monde vient à sa rescousse sous la forme des graines de nigelle de sa grand-mère.

EN

Forced to leave their war-destroyed city, Dounia, her grandfather Jeddo Darwich and her grandmother Téta Mouné take the migrant’s route. But before leaving Aleppo and their house - once wonderful, now destroyed - Dounia takes some nigella seeds which she keeps preciously in her pocket. As she travels around the world in search of asylum, Dounia encounters many people and lives many great adventures. And when she encounters an obstacle that seems insurmountable, the wisdom of the ancient world comes to her rescue in the form of her grandmother’s nigella seeds.

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Presented in partnership with/Présenté en collaboration avec le ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec

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Directors

Marya Zarif, André Kadi

Country

Canada

Age Recommendation

Age 9 & up

Themes

Helping each other, Refugees, Syrian culture and traditions, Grandparents, Tolerance, War