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Boya Boya

Posted on 5/16/2017 12:00:00 AM in What We’re Watching

A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:

Millions of children have lost their families, their homes, and their youth to the civil war in Syria. This documentary profiles a day in life of a 12-year-old boy named Mohammad. He has fled from Syria to Irbid, Jordan with his mother and younger siblings, and his job as a shoe shiner is the only source of income for his family. Mohammed works long, arduous days, but his resiliency and spirit are arrestingly apparent. He sings the revolutionary songs of Syria, and tells his story to the men whose shoes he shines. We bear witness.

Credit: Karen Boswall

About David Conover:

David Conover is an award-winning filmmaker and conservationist whose work has appeared on Discovery Channel, PBS, and National Geographic Explorer. He is the founder of Compass Light Productions and the nonprofit Conservation Media Group, and was recently the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College. Learn more about David here.

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