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Director: Floor van der Meulen
The young Dutchman Mourad M. died in Syria while fighting president Assad. He was part of a group of friends, a few of whom filmmaker Floor van der Meulen knows from her childhood. To find out why young Western men leave everything behind for a war that takes place far away, she immersed herself in the world of these driven soldiers. Her portrait of both Dutch and Syrian fighters shows a different picture than what is usually presented in the media.


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Title: Paradijsbestormers
Year: 2014
Duration : 46 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2014

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