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El Gran Viaje al país pequeño

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"In 2014, José Mujica launched a humanitarian aid program to house Syrian war refugees in Uruguay. But a long and exhaustive follow-up of two families benefiting from the aid shows that starting a new life in a peaceful country is not easy at all. We discover the tough process of adapting to an unknown reality where neglect and helplessness become unexpected travelling companions.
How can the dreams and idealization of a better future far away from war turn into disappointment? Managing frustration over the unfulfilled promises of the Uruguayan government and the difficult adaptation to new customs, push the spirits of refugees to the limits, wishing they had never left Syria. The persistent dedication of film director Mariana Viñoles sheds light on the lives of the protagonists of this endearing story, a true monument to solidarity and honest cultural exchange."
(DocsBarcelona)

"In 2014, José Mujica launched a humanitarian aid program to house Syrian war refugees in Uruguay. But a long and exhaustive follow-up of two families benefiting from the aid shows that starting a new life in a peaceful country is not easy at all. We discover the tough process of adapting to an unknown reality where neglect and helplessness become unexpected travelling companions.
How can the dreams and idealization of a better future far away from war turn into disappointment? Managing frustration over the unfulfilled promises of the Uruguayan government and the difficult adaptation to new customs, push the spirits of refugees to the limits, wishing they had never left Syria. The persistent dedication of film director Mariana Viñoles sheds light on the lives of the protagonists of this endearing story, a true monument to solidarity and honest cultural exchange."
(DocsBarcelona)

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