Syrian Edge

1.100.000 Syrians are officially registered in Lebanon as refugees, but those escaping the war are many more. Their hope to go back home once the war is over is starting to waver. Survival is guaranteed only by international aid and by the municipalities’ efforts.

Syrian Edge tells the stories of those who abandoned their land forced by the war, and of the Lebanese community. 

The documentary is part of #4Syria, an awareness raising campaign carried out by GVC among the interventions to support Syrian refugees and the Lebanese population, financed by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).

Learn more about the #4Syria campaign


  • Syrian Edge trailer was screened on 22 September 2015 at the Settimana del Buon Vivere event in Forlì (Italy), introduced by GVC President Dina Taddia.
  • Syrian Edge premiered at the Terra di Tutti Art Festival (Bologna) on 9 October 2015.
  • On 12 October 2015 Syrian Edge was screened in Padova (Italy), in the framework of the event "Telling the wars", in partnership with Association Ya Basta and BeccoGiallo Editions.
  • On wednesday 11 November 2015 from 17.00 to 18.30 at European Parliament, BRUSSELS. The event is hosted by MEP Cécile Kashetu Kyenge, S&D Group
  • On December 8th Syrian Edge was screened in Faenza (Italy), at the "Casa del Teatro" venue



A film directed and edited by Juan Martin Baigorria and Lisa Tormena | Cinematographer Juan Martin Baigorria | Production Matteo Lolletti | Soundtrack Claudio Rocchetti | Graphic motion Matteo Lolletti | Interpreter Nagham Al Hares | Social workers Abbas Attar, Tharwat Makhour | Translation and captioning Vanan Services, Abderkader Bouzaffour, Martina Tormena | Produced by Sunset Soc. Coop.

This documentary is part of the project “Ensuring protection to the most vulnerable Syrian and Lebanese households affected by the Syrian crisis by the provision of shelter and wash emergency assistance” implemented by GVC and financed by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department. 


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