Filmed over three years, Watani: My Homeland tells the epic story of one family's escape from war-torn Syria, and their attempt to make a new life in Germany.
Hammoudi, Helen, Farah and Sara are the young children of Free Syrian Army Commander Abu Ali. They live on the frontline of the civil war in Aleppo, the only family living in a derelict warzone that was once a busy residential neighbourhood.
After Abu Ali is captured by ISIS, the family is forced to flee their homeland and to start a new life in a small, medieval town in Germany.
Watani: My Homeland was directed and filmed by Marcel Mettelsiefen in Syria and Germany. Mettelsiefen made more than 25 trips into Syria to make the film.