no way back | American film institute (afi) 

Production Designer (Short Film) | Dir. Michael Kongshaug


Zeinah and her 11-year-old daughter Norah have fled the devastating civil war in Syria and find themselves on the Turkish coast, desperately trying to board a dinghy to Europe. With every passing day and failed attempt, it becomes harder and more dangerous for mother and daughter to escape the Turkish authorities. In order to save Norah, Zeinah is faced with the most difficult decision of her life.

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awards & recognitions

Shortlisted, Cannes Lions: Young Director Award.  //  Finalists, Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios.                                                                      Nominee, 2017 College Television Awards (Emmy's): Writing for Drama.  //  Official Selection, 2017 Justice Film Festival