In the midst of the Syrian turmoil, the joint passion for arts and theater leads Rafat, the director of this film exiled in Beirut, to a trip to North Syria with a group of young hopeful friends around the ballet dancer Ahmed, army deserter Mohammed and Taj. Despite the difficult circumstances and the conservative society in their hometown Manbij, the young men use the new fragile freedom to realize their dream and create a creative space they call “Home”.
At “Home”, they exchange their hopes, reveries and fears, and a bond of friendship develops between the group and Rafat who himself searches for his home country. But in the light of the random shelling by Syrian aircraft and the impending rise of ISIS, they find their dreams shattered and their hopes for a different country giving eventually place to disillusionment.
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