Ibrahim is a refugee who has been living in Berlin together with his wife and son since the 80s. He recently entered a struggle with his feelings of responsibility towards his family back home who have immense difficulties because oft he war raging in Syria.

Wada’ observes how war conditions shape people’s behaviours and thought patterns into new forms; how despair and inability to find solutions drive them to search for answers beyond reality.





Director Khaled Mzher

DoP Alexander Haßkerl

Cast Ahmad Faraj, Hani Al-Shami, Inaam Wali, Ahmad Dahawish, Ayham Majid Agha

Production dffb, ATARA FILM



28 min | fiction | DE 2015



63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival 2015 | Winner: Cannes short film corner award

Film Festival Munich 2015 | Winner: Student Camera Award

61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2015 | German & international competition

Etiuda & Anima Krakow 2015, Poland | Etiuda Competition

Berlin Art Film Festival 2015

Cannes Film Festival 2016 | short film corner

12. Achtung Berlin New Berlin Film Award 2016

Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz 2016, Austria | Cinema Next Europe

14th International Short & Independent Film Festival Dhaka 2016, Bangladesh

Carbonia Film Festival 2016, Italy | Winner: Best short movie award