Mensjesrechten: Merna in de Spotlight

Mirjam Marks

Netherlands, The 2016, 15 min.

Documentary, Short

Spoken language: Arabic

The 11 year-old Iraqi/Christian Merna, stole the show at the blind auditions of The Voice Kids Arab. Millions of people witnessed Merna singing a song representing her people who suffer from war violence in the Middle East. The song told the story of the many refugee children whom she is one of. Spotlight on Merna is a feel-good film, in spite of the situation. The story reveals a painful contradiction: her uncertain life as an anonym refugee in Libanon and her life in de spotlight thanks to her achievement as a finalist of The Voice Kids Arab.




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