A New Beginning

Ala''A Mohsen, Denmark, 2019

79 min.DK/Documentary

Rabiaa arrives from Syria to Norway with his four-year-old son, Qais, where the two of them must start over. Alone in Norway, Rabiaa dreams of rebuilding the sense of family that is so important to him and his son. However, Rabiaa has a wounded leg and can barely walk. He isn''t familiar with the Norwegian society and culture and he doesn''t speak the language. He has to learn everything anew while being a single father to his son.
Basic information Credits
Original title A New Beginning
Danish title En ny begyndelse
Keywords Norway, Refugees, Syria, Father-son relation, Integration, 2010-2019
Director Ala''A Mohsen
Producer Søren Steen Jespersen, Kristian Mosvold
Director of Photography Ala''A Mohsen
Editor Anders Villadsen
Sound Reda El-Kheloufi
Composer Stein Berge Svendsen
Appearance Rabeea Alsayegh, Kais Alsayegh
Production country Denmark
International sales Larm Film Aps
Online release 16.03.2022, Filmcentralen
Comment The film is Ala''A Mohsen''s feature documentary debut. Mohsen is a 2015 graduate from the National Film School of Denmark.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company
Executive Producer Larm Film
Co-production Substans Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Det Norske Filminstitut, DR, NRK, Fritt Ord, The Audio and Visual Fund Norway, Sørnorsk Filmsenter, Kristiansand Municipality, Movies on War, Stiftelsen Fritt Ord


Direction Ala''A Mohsen


Consultant Karin Priergaard Worsøe


Producer Søren Steen Jespersen
Producer Kristian Mosvold
Production manager Anna Risgaard Dahl
Production manager Emilie Spliid Pearce
Production manager (Norway) Kjersti Mosvold
Production assistant Sofie Klit
Producer: development Mik Stampe
Post-production supervisor Anders V. Christensen
Co-executive producer Pearse Lenz


Cinematographer Ala''A Mohsen
2nd cinematographer Adrian le Gall
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Vegard Landsverk
Camera assistant Sofie Klit


Editor Anders Villadsen
Editor: development Mik Stampe


Composer Stein Berge Svendsen


Sound designer Reda El-Kheloufi
Sound Editing Stefan Leissner
Technical support Simon Ellegaard

Visual effects

Colorist Adrian Dark
Mastering Adrian Dark
Graphic design Camilla Dingsøyr


Appearance Rabeea Alsayegh
Appearance Kais Alsayegh

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