After being diagnosed with cancer, and amid the tension of the political crisis, a Syrian man begins a family exploration to find his biological mother.
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The way home. Following the tracks of my family
Through his quest to better understand the shredded state of his family, Wael questions the long-lasting socio-political crisis in Syria:
“In 1980, I was born in Syria. In 1985, I met my father for the first time and realised that the woman I always called “mother” was in fact my grandmother. A few years later my journey fighting cancer started. In 2000, I asked about and searched for my biological mother and ourfamily history.
In 2013, I fled to Lebanon and continued my family research with the conviction that cancer, family dismantlement, and urban transformations are a mere metaphor of our present general social and political crisis"