Benjamin Kodboel / & / 2022

Touching and hopeful immigration film about a grieving Syrian father and his three sons' quiet struggle not to be deported from Denmark and scattered to all sorts of other countries.

Mesbah Msheelm and his three sons have lost their residence permits and now the father fears they will either be sent back to Syria or scattered in various other countries. But amidst the grief of recently losing his wife to cancer, Mesbah – with the heartfelt support of the local community – finds the energy to appeal the ruling and fight for the family to be allowed to stay in Denmark. ‘Fatherland’ is a touching and hopeful film about the sharp edges of the immigration system and about a father who dares not share his doubts, anxieties and pain with others and instead shares it with the camera.