Fatima is a young Syrian woman who has never seen the ocean yet speaks to the sea every day. She’s remained confined to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan for most of her life. Her imagination and storytelling are her only means of escape and freedom. What happens once she is confronted with and realizes a moment of freedom and meets the sea in real life? We follow Fatima as she travels to a place she has never been and meets the ocean for the first time.

Written by Fatima in her voice and shot on location in the Zaatari refugee camp and the Dead Sea, this film is an exercise in collaborative documentary filmmaking within underrepresented communities. In this unique and visually rich approach, directors support young refugee storytellers and survivors in reclaiming storytelling for healing and agency.