Vida Dena’s feature documentary debut, My Paper Life, is an intimate and subtly expansive portrait of a Syrian family living in a house in Brussels that seldom leaves the confines of its four pink walls. Dena’s film focuses on the two eldest daughters, Hala and Rima and the family’s growing collection of drawings and dreams. Surrounded by sketches, the young women recall their journey and their home, their plans to study and to marry, and what other possibilities they hope this new life might have in store.
Winner Interreligious award, International Competition, Visions du Réel, Switzerland
Millenium International Documentary Film Festival
Sheffield Doc Fest
Salina Doc Fest
Festival Dei Popoli