Directed by Daniel Smith
Country of Origin- United States
Tahriib uses the extraordinary power of storytelling to slip away the mask of anonymity shrouding the 1.8
million refugees who’ve entered Europe since 2014. Through their own words and in their own voice, refugees
detail their previous lives, dangerous journeys, and attempts to integrate into Western culture, their
unique narrative serving to emphasize our shared human experience.
Each interviewee tells a story that takes them from fear and initial hope, through physical, mental, and
emotional devastation along the way, ending with relief at having survived the trip, trepidation at taking on the
challenges of integration, and a renewed sense of hope for the future.
Director Biography – Daniel Smith
Award-winning screenwriter and veteran Daniel W Smith graduated from George Mason University, the Joint Military Intelligence College, and holds an MFA in both Screenwriting and Producing from the New York Film Academy. Previous work includes 50/10 Saul Turteltaub (2016) | Tahriib (Those Who Travel North) | Landfill | Freedom of Movement Festival (2018) and has two more in production.