Mira Jargil, Denmark, 2019

78 min.DK/Documentary

Fleeing Syria, two doctors and their children are separated from each other. The kids bravely live on their own in Turkey, while their parents make it to Canada and Denmark. Now they're stuck in a Kafkaesque system that reduces their family life to Skype calls. Will they manage to reunite? The film follows a family divided by war and invites the audience to experience the consequences of choices made under huge pressure.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Reunited
Danish title En splittet familie
Keywords Syria, Refugees, Families, Family life, Denmark, Asylum applicants, 2010-2019
Director Mira Jargil
Screenplay Mira Jargil
Producer Kirstine Barfod
Director of Photography Mira Jargil
Editor Rasmus Steensgaard, Rebekka Lønqvist
Sound Jakob Garfield
Composer Joaquin Garcia, Uno Helmersson
Appearance Rana Agha, Nidal Alfares, Jad Alfares, Mukhles Alfares
Production country Denmark
Production company Moving Documentary
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, DR 2
International sales Autlook Filmsales
Online release 23.06.2020, Filmcentralen,
Comment Mira Jargil's films as director include 'Dreaming of a Family' (2013) and 'The Christmas Brothers' (2018).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Moving Documentary
Co-production Story AB
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Svenska Filminstitutet
In collaboration with DR, SVT, Al Jazeera Documentary Channel
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, DR 2


Direction Mira Jargil
Assistant director Simon Veitland
Consultant Eva Mulvad
Consultant Phie Ambo
Consultant Rasmus Heisterberg
Consultant Arne Bro
Consultant Janus Billeskov Jansen
Consultant Theis Schmidt
Consultant Yael Bitton
Consultant Lene Nørgaard Mikkelsen


Screenplay Mira Jargil


Producer Kirstine Barfod
Co-producer Tobias Janson
Executive producer Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Producer: development Signe Leick Jensen
Post-production supervisor Hannah Reinikainen


Cinematographer Mira Jargil
First assistant camera Christian Sønderby Jepsen
First assistant camera Simon Veitland
First assistant camera Munir Nano
First assistant camera Nicoline Skotte


Editor Rasmus Steensgaard
Editor Rebekka Lønqvist
B-editor Simon Veitland
Pilot editor Kasper Leick
Pilot editor Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen


Composer Joaquin Garcia
Composer Uno Helmersson
Music supervisor Olavi Linna


Sound designer Jakob Garfield
Re-recording mixer Jakob Garfield
Foley artist Miguel Barbosa
Foley mixer Diego S. Staub
Foley mixer Kevi Aragunde
Foley editor Kevin Carvalho

Visual effects

Graphic design Martin Hultman
Colourist Nanna Dalunde


Appearance Rana Agha
Appearance Nidal Alfares
Appearance Jad Alfares
Appearance Mukhles Alfares

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2021-02-01
Seoul, EBS International Documentary Festival 2020-08-24
New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2020-06-01
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2020-04-30
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2020-04-24
CPH:DOX 2020-03-18
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