Haunted

Dokus
Independent
| 112
Arabic
| German (Germany) English (United States)

“When the bombs fell, the first thing we did was run away. It was not until later that we realized we had not looked back.” “We were not allowed to say goodbye to our home, to our memories, to our photos and to the life that was lived within them. We have become vacant like these spaces; our hastily packed belongings and the forgotten things haunt us.” HAUNTED: the shaky mobile phone videos, fragmentary shots of buidlings and ruins, skype calls filmed off the computer screen, moving interviews and conversations, depict a nightmarish experience in a cinematically densely woven, deeply shocking reflection on the loss of one's home - metaphorically and concretely. An uncertain existence followed the escape and expulsion from Syria that tumbled into a physical and mental nowhere, a non-space between yesterday and tomorrow. HAUNTED tells of the loss of home and security.