HRWeekend Opening Night: Reunited

Online film screening + Q&A with director Mira Jargil

Mira Jargil
English, Arabic, Danish
De Balie and Human Rights Watch organise the Human Rights Weekend 2021 Opening Night. This year, we will online screen Reunited and an exclusive live programme via Zoom.

Reunited (watch trailer here) is a story of love across borders, and the compromises a family must make when it is torn apart by circumstances beyond its control. When Rana and Muhkles are forced to flee the war in Syria in a desperate search for stable and secure futures for their family, they are separated from their children. Rana is in Denmark, Mukhles is in Canada, and their young sons Jad and Nidal, ages 11 and 17, are stuck alone in Turkey.

Through small everyday moments captured on video calls and home movies, director Mia Jargil paints an intimate and loving portrait of a family in limbo, navigating frustrating twists and turns at the hands of Kafkaesque bureaucracies, combatting physical distance to retain familial bonds and connection. 

Watch Reunited at your own pace anytime between 11 – 14 February 2021, or join us and watch-along before the live Opening Night programme via Zoom on Friday February 12th. You have to register separately for the film:


19:00 (CET): Buy your free film ticket here and start watching Reunited.
20:20 (CET): Grab a quick snack and refill your beverage.
20:30-21:30 (CET): Join us for the live Opening Night programme incl. film Q&A via Zoom. Register for this programme for free here.

Do you have any questions on how to join the talk at 20:30? Please contact Human Rights Watch via, they will help you out.


Mira JargilFilm director of Reunited
Rana AghaMother of family in Reunited
Tineke CeelenDirector of Stichting Vluchteling
Bill FrelickDirector Refugee and Migrant Rights at HRW


Anne-Marijn EpkerProgramme editor De Balie