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Hemland/ Homeland 

a film by Sara Broos, documentary 14 min 


A young woman escapes the war in Syria and ends up in Sweden.

Music is a way for her to survive and brings her back in dreams and memories to her homeland. Memories related to different songs.Specially one song has follow her all her life, a song by the Norwegian popband A-ha. She grew up with their music in Damaskus and now when she´s in the west suddenly their music has a new meaning and becomes a link between the past and the present. One of her biggest idols is the singer Morten Harket and one day he arrives at her door.


En ung kvinna flyr kriget i Syrien och hamnar i Sverige. Musiken för henne i drömmen tillbaka till hemlandet. Minnena är kopplade till olika låtar. Speciellt en har följt henne genom hela livet och blir en länk mellan det gamla och det nya, en låt av det norska popbandet A-ha.



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Director: Sara Broos

Producer: Sara Broos 

Starring Raghad Kanawati & Morten Harket

Camera: Sara Svärdsén, Sara Broos, Simon Olsson,

Kristoffer Andrén, Malek Blacktovich.

Editing: Sara Broos

Graphic Design: Greger Ulf Nilson

Sound: Henrik Ohlin/Cloudberry

Subtitles: Marianne Marthy

Post: Pixl Family

Online: Göran Messelt Olson

Grading: Nanna Dalunde

Production Controller Jenny Örnborn 

With Support from The Swedish Film Institute/

Cecilia Lidin and SVT/ Emelie Persson & Charlotte Gry Madsen 

Music: Sirocco, Morten Harket, Peter Kvint, A-ha.

Still Photography Just Loomis.


© Produced by: Broos Film 2015. 

Raghad Kanawati and Morten Harket. 

Homeland most popular program

on SVT Play in May 2016

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