Alan is deeply in love with Gona and has been keeping it a secret for years. When he finally works up the courage to ask Gona’s father for her hand in marriage, his proposal is denied because of his small stature. Crushed by this verdict, Alan convinces his brother Shirwan, a huge Real Madrid fan, to join him on a mission to deliver a pair of handmade Kurdish soccer shoes to famed Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Close to 80,000 Syrian refugees live in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, the second-largest such camp in the world. Fifty-eight percent of its inhabitants are children. "After Spring" immerses us in the rhythms of the camp, the role of the aid workers, and the daily lives of two families as they contemplate an uncertain future.
The Tribeca Film Festival was founded by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff to celebrate New York City as a major film-making city and to help the city in its long-term recovery from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It has screened more than 1,400 films from over 80 countries since the first festival in 2002.