SynopsisDISTANT SONS shows the story of six adolescent refugees, who have begun a new life in Germany. Separated from their families and driven away from their countries by hardship and violence, they were housed as 'orphans' in youth centres after their arrival in Aachen, Germany. They are drifters between
the worlds: on the one hand there is their childhood memories and their traumatic escape – on the other their dreams of a future life in Germany. The movie accompanies its protagonists through their every-day lives. With the help of their stories the audience gets a glimpse of the protagonists' complex inner lives. The film unlocks its protagonists’ emotional scope, giving space for reflection of what has happened and enabling the audience to pre-figure the future lives of the six characters.