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Rabeaa and his four-year-old son, Kais have reached the end of their long journey from war-torn Syria to a train station in Norway. Alone in a new world, they must start a new life together. This is the typical stopping point for most documentaries about the refugee crisis gripping the Middle East, Europe and the rest of the world. However, Danish-Iraqi director Ala'a Mohsen joins this family of two at the outset of their transition to a new life in a new nation.

As a result, A NEW BEGINNING give audiences a fly-on-the-wall view of the everyday challenges and triumphs that make up the immigrant experience. Despite many difficulties - Rabeaa's severely injured leg, language barriers, cultural misunderstandings - the dream of creating a safe space for the family always remains front and centre. That intimacy makes small victories all the more joyful to witness.
  • Year
  • Runtime
    78 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic, Norwegian, English
  • Country
  • Premiere
  • Note
    English Subtitles
  • Director
    Ala'A Mohsen
  • Producer
    Soren Steen Jespersen
  • Cinematographer
    Ala'A Mohsen
  • Editor
    Anders Villadsen
  • Music
    Stein Berge Svendsen