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Isle Of Us - Amber Wilkinson - 16084

1 month ago   |   By Eye For Film

"The word 'refugee' makes me feel like I am less," says Isle of Bute barber Mounzer, who has built a life on the Scottish island with his family after fleeing the war in their Syrian homeland.
It's just one of many observations that's worth listening to in this warm portrait by Laura Wadha, who describes herself as "half Syrian, half Scottish". Her awareness of two worlds feeds into this film, which shows Mounzer and his kids - including daughter Lulu, whose Scots brogue is coming along nicely - in their day-to-day lives but also blends in home video footage from Syria. Self-identity is a...
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