Short International
African Premiere SA Premiere


My Land is Burned portrays the aspirations of Syrian refugees in a Lebanese refugee camp, focusing on the bold efforts of an educator who operates a school within the camp. This is contrasted against the difficulties faced by the young refugees, some of which have to look after themselves, in an environment where food and healthcare are scarce. Deep in the heart of Arsal, the documentary is foremost a story of how Syrian refugees establish hope despite the dire circumstances surrounding them, striving to complete their schooling and aiming to create a generation free from conflict. While the film portrays the hardship of living in asylum, it also documents the possible route towards achieving a healthy and pure society free of turmoil.