In Procedure

Current Affairs & Politics Human Interest
asylum, Syria
Jiska Rickels
NCRV & Cerutti Film
Selected for festivals: Movies that Matter, Moscow Film Festival DOKer
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A Syrian father flees to the Netherlands, to save his young daughter who is seriously ill. The long wait during the asylum procedure delays the daughters’ hope for recovery and this makes him desperately doubt his decision to flee Syria.

Through audio messages he keeps in touch with his wife Fadia and his children, who are still in Syria. While Hassan is waiting for the outcome of his asylum procedure, Yomna desperately asks him when they can be reunited. Meanwhile, the situation in Syria keeps getting worse.

In Procedure starts, where numerous news articles about refugees end. How do the men cope after their arrival in the Netherlands? How do they manage to reunite with their families?