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Saleh's film depicts the escape from Syria to Sweden

the Situation has changed since I came to Sweden in 2015, when so many people welcomed us here. I hope to reach an american audience to put a face on the people who come to Sweden. Behind the statistics, there are many unique individuals with their own dreams and experiences. I also wanted to reach people who come here and give them the opportunity to recognize themselves in the film.

– the Film is about how it is to be far away from those you love. ”Ahmed Maryam” is a love story between a muslim boy and a christian girl, but Ahmad is leaving not only her but also her family in Syria. The cell phone is a part of our reality and a way to keep in touch with the people we love in everyday life. I wanted to get reality as close as possible in the film.

" I have written, directed and produced my own feature film. I have not sought support from the Swedish Film institute because I know that it can take time to get a decision here in Sweden. I decided to just run and tell this story.

" of Course I'm a little nervous. I am a distributor because I have paid for everything with my own money. Now I'm grateful in any case for that the film has received distribution support from the Swedish Film institute. But there is no money for marketing, now I'm trying to just spread the word about the film on social media.

”Ahmad Maryam” is shown at Zita in Stockholm between 5 and 10 February.

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