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Tahriib (Those Who Travel North)

Daniel Smith – Director | Saturday 02.10 | 17:30 HS


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.


Daniel Smith
Tempelhof, 50/10 Saul Turteltaub

Daniel Smith
Tempelhof, 50/10 Saul Turteltaub

Daniel Smith


Project Type: Documentary, Feature
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes 30 seconds
Completion Date: October 15, 2020
Production Budget: 35,000 USD
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: Italy
Language: Arabic, English, Italian
Shooting Format: Digital
Aspect Ratio: 16.9
Film Color: Color
First-time Filmmaker: No
Student Project: No