When a bombshell rips a giant hole in the roof of the building where 14-year-old Zeina and her family live, they are suddenly exposed to the outside world. One day, a young boy living nearby lowers a rope through the opening and Zeina discovers her first taste of freedom. Whilst her father is determined to stay in his home and not become a refugee, this new window opens up an unimaginable world of possibilities to her and her mother who now face a dilemma of whether to stay or leave.

Director Soudade Kaadan

Screenplay Soudade Kaadan

Producers Soudade Kaadan, Yu-Fai Suen, Marc Bordure

Cast Hala Zein, Kinda Alloush, Samer Al Masri, Nizar Alani

Sales agent MK2

UK distributor Modern Films

Broadcaster Film4

Credits summary A Berkeley Media Group and Zajal production, in assoication with Ex Nihilo, supported by BFI (awarding National Lottery funding), Film 4 and Stars Collective

Festival highlights Venice International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival