We have heard the Israeli version of how they treat immigrants – now this is the version of how Arabs treat Arabs that are immigrants! Internal Displaced People (Person) IDPs!
Sad and tragic really! Made me weep – not cry!
Undocumented migrants and refugees in Lebanon reflect on the trials of a rootless and helpless existence
This home felt just like a prison!
We felt like we were just like prisoners!
In the coming storms – simply no one will be spared – simply no one! Because of bad hearts at work – and everyone thinks they are right and correct only always!
A Passage to Nowhere!
Published on Feb 25, 2014
A story of migrants in Lebanon, whose dreams of finding a new life abroad often turn out to be little more than fantasy
For years before Syrian refugees began flooding over the border into Lebanon, undocumented migrants from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Somalia and Sudan have been making the hazardous journey there. This film hears from the refugees themselves, about why they came to Lebanon in the first place, what their lives are like, and where they hope to eventually be.
For years before Syrian refugees began flooding over the border into Lebanon, undocumented migrants from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Somalia and Sudan have been making the hazardous journey there.
Most of them do so in the often vain hope of being relocated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to Europe, the US or Canada.
To get to Lebanon, they cross borders and rough terrain. But when they get there, they live on the margins of society and often have to stay far longer than expected.
This film hears from the refugees themselves, about why they came to Lebanon in the first place, what their lives are like, and where they hope to eventually be.
Through three main characters – a Sudanese woman, a young Iraqi, and a Syrian man – the film tells the story of their alienation from mainstream society and their prolonged wait to have their cases processed.
For many migrants, the dream of starting a new life abroad often turns out to be nothing more than a fantasy. Sometimes they never leave, and their journey to Lebanon is truly just a ‘passage to nowhere’
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– “For him it was a dark passage which led to nowhere, then to nowhere, then again to nowhere, once again to nowhere, always and forever to nowhere, heavy on the elbows in the earth to nowhere, dark, never any end to nowhere, hung on all time always to unknowing nowhere, this time and again for always to nowhere, now not to be borne once again always and to nowhere, now beyond all bearing up, up, up and into nowhere, suddenly, scaldingly, holdingly all nowhere gone and time absolutely still and they were both there, time having stopped and he felt the earth move out and away from under them.”