A group of Syrian video activists being threatened in south-eastern Turkey because of their anti-Isis comedy sketches relocates to Istanbul with a plan to set up a new satirical TV show. However, unexpected events force the group to decide, one by one, how and whether they can continue.
This documentary offers a fresh look at the experiences of Syrians in Turkey, both in the way they see themselves (‘A refugee? I’m just someone who had to leave their country because of war’), and in the way they decide to use satire and comedy to challenge ISIS. A new, compelling form to talk about the so-called ‘refugee crises’.
The film switches perspectives between an external observer and the subjects of the documentary themselves, as they film and talk into the camera, while incorporating also parts of the satirical videos they produce, thus offering a very dynamic pace.