- Social Issues, Portrait, and Human Rights
War tragically pushed Asmaa out of her home in Syria, where her destiny had been written as a wife and mother with only 16 years of age. Asmaa rebuilt her adult identity as the neighborhood storyteller and began using reading-aloud to children as a bridge to tackle critical issues in her new community at Jordan’s Zaatari refugee. Six years later, with Asmaa's first born daughter reaching adolescence, a flashback of her education deprived past emerges and inspires her to embark on a new read-aloud project to empower teenage girls to build a future of opportunities she never had. Despite her complex living situation as a refugee and the community's conservative mindset, Asmaa is determined to raise a conscious generation of successful women. The Neighborhood Storyteller is a documentary film that explores human resilience, the transition from child to adult and one's capacity to turn hardships into an opportunity for self-growth.
- Running time
- 49 minutes
- Francisco Alcala ... Producer
- Alejandra Alcala ... Director
- Alex Garcia ... Director of Photography
- Bernardo Castro ... Composer, Original Score
- Prod. Co.
- HOME Storytellers
- United Arab Emirates
- Years of Production
- Prod. Partners
- The Big Heart Foundation, We Love Reading
- Release year
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