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Documentary film “When you can’t go back”: the crowdfunding campaign is open

Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso, an Italian filmmaker and producer, is working on the documentary film “When you can’t go back”, telling the story of Obaida, a 23-year-old student from Aleppo who  dreams of becoming a singer. The teaser can be watched below, together with the link to the crowdfunding campaign to support the post-production of the movie.

You can’t go back when there’s nothing left where you came from. Obaida is a talented Syrian student and an amateur singer. A scholarship brings him to Europe and a video sent by chance brings him to “The Voice”. He knows that he can’t go back and can only count on himself.

QUANDO NON PUOI TORNARE INDIETRO from leonardo cinieri lombroso on Vimeo.

With his extraordinary story and his courageous example, Obaida offers a different perspective on Syria in its war years, allowing us to learn the Syrian culture regardless of the tragic state it is currently in. Through a short story, this film finds a new way of recounting the war, showing how the Syrian people react to the forced migration they are subjected to and triggering a reflection on war, equality and borders.

To help Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso tell this story, please visit and contribute to the crowdfunding campaign at the following URL: