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Folkestone Documentary Festival: Sansón and Me & Born in Damascus

Folkestone Documentary Festival: Sansón and Me & Born in Damascus

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Folkestone Documentary Festival present a double-bill: Sansón and Me and Born in Damascus, followed by a 15 minute Q&A with Laura Wadha, Director of Born in Damascus.

Sansón and Me:

During his day job as a Spanish criminal interpreter in a small town in California, filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes met a young man named Sansón, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who was sentenced to life in prison without parole. With no permission to interview him, Sansón and Reyes worked together over a decade, using hundreds of letters as inspiration for recreated versions of Sansón’s childhood—featuring members of Sansón’s own family. The result is a vibrant portrait of a friendship navigating immigration and the depths of the criminal justice system, and pushing the boundaries of cinematic imagination to rescue a young migrant’s story from oblivion.

Director: Rodrigo Reyes
Duration: 83 minutes
Film Cert: 15
Age Registriction: 15 Years +
Winner: best film at the Sheffield DocFest international competition

Sansón and Me

Born in Damascus:

After ten years apart, a Scottish filmmaker tries to reconnect with her closest cousin. Once so similar, their paths were separated by war. As they piece together memories of Syria, they begin to wonder – ‘What happened to our family?’

Director: Laura Wadha
Duration: 15 minutes
Film Cert: U
Age Restriction: All

Watch the Born in Damascus trailer here

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Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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£6.00 Adult
£5.00 Concession & Members

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