Mohamed is a refugee from Syria – a result of the crisis of 2010. He has no recollection of his family or life before he reached Baghdad. In an attempt to reunite Mohamed with his family, Warith Kwaish embarks on a journey, searching the refugee camps along the Iraqi-Syrian border, desperately seeking leads as to their whereabouts. Along the way, he discovers people’s selfless desire to aid his search, as well as the tragic stories of some of the thousands of Syrian refugee’s like Mohamed. Will Warith’s search prove fruitful?
Warith Kwaish was born in 1992 in Baghdad. He studied cinema at the Baghdad Institute of Fine Arts. He gained experience in this field working with Iraqi director Mohamed Al-Daradji, as well as working on other projects by Iraqi filmmakers. Warith has completed two films: Once They Were Here and A Nation Without A Homeland, which was completed in 2014 as part of the Iraqi Independent Film Center’s short film workshop. Warith currently works for the Iraqi Independent Film Centre.