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Documentary film “When you can’t go back” at the Syrian Doc Days

The documentary film “When you can’t go back” by the Italian filmmaker and producer Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso has been screened at the Syrian Doc Days on the 11th September 2020 at 9.30 pm

SyrianDocDays, short for The Syrian Documentary Film Days, is dedicated to stories about Syria that go beyond the general narrative. The festival takes place mainly in Copenhagen and includes film screenings, talks, and other cultural activities.

“When you can’t go back” calls into question in the academic world the policies that have been discussed in Europe for years through the power of images and the intimate reality of the protagonist.

The documentary narrates the true story of Obaida, a Syrian Computer Engineering student that leaves his troubled land to start a new life in Europe. Obaida’s story is tragically iconic of lives of hundreds of refugees that are forced to cross national boundaries and who cannot return home safely, but that find new opportunities thanks to the help of universities that offer a new access to study.

Themes as scholarships, integration, right to education and mobility are crucial topics of the documentary that turn it into a unique tool to enlighten them in such an expressive way as any verbal lesson or written issue could not.

UNIMED is the official sponsor of this project which universal and positive message makes this Mediterranean story an exemplary model for all international students, be they refugees, emigrants, or healthy traveling students.

You can watch the teaser below and find here further information on the documentary, screening and meeting with the Director.