Spotlight on Merna

Mirjam Marks
  • Netherlands
  • 2016
  • 16min
  • DCP
  • Color
  • Asian Premiere
Non-CompetitionDocs Family


Screening Schedule

  • 09월 22일 11:00-12:00 상영코드 101 메가박스 백석 2관 G DE
  • 09월 22일 14:00-15:30 상영코드 112 메가박스 백석 7관 G DE
  • 09월 25일 11:00-12:30 상영코드 418 메가박스 백석 컴포트 6관 G DE
  • 09월 26일 10:00-11:30 상영코드 533 김포아트홀 G DE
  • 09월 26일 11:00-12:30 상영코드 509 메가박스 백석 7관 G DE
  • 09월 26일 14:00-15:30 상영코드 502 메가박스 백석 2관 G DE
  • 09월 27일 14:00-15:30 상영코드 617 메가박스 백석 8관 G DE
  • 09월 27일 14:00-15:30 상영코드 612 메가박스 백석 7관 G DE
  • 09월 28일 15:30-16:39 상영코드 718 메가박스 백석 컴포트 6관 G
* Unless follwing Subtitle code is marked, all films will have English subtitles.
N None English dialogue without English subtitle
K Korean dialogue without English subtitle
ND No Dialogue


Merna became a super star by participationing in The Voice kids but for her, it is not just a place od glitter and glamour. She had fled Lrak because of the war. Her biggest dream is not to become worldpfamous but to be able to live in a safe environment.


  • Mirjam Marks
    Closer to Sarah (2014)
    The Qi of China (2013)
    Jong!Suriname (2010)
    B.E.T.O.N. (2006)


What will the life be like for the people who left their homeland and have to rebuild their lives in other countries? We could think of the peace and the happiness, looking at an eleven-year-old girl, Merna, that left her homeland Iraq and lives as a refugee in Lebanon.
Courageous and talented Merna participated in a TV audition program 'Voice Kids'. The audience was moved by her beautiful voice. Her voice delivering the message of world peace is so wailful, in such a situation that terrors happen in many places of the world. Now, many people recognize her wherever she goes.
There are more precious things than public popularity for Super star Merna. It is her normal routine: to prepare food for the family with her mother in the kitchen at home, to make video calls with her sister and nephew staying in Iraq, etc. For her it is happy to sing songs on the stage, but it is happier to play with friends.
She cannot accompany the audition colleagues who make tour in Dubai, Egypt and so on, because of her position of a refugee. She is upset but she is never discouraged! She can accept the reality of the refugee, and always expect that she could sing on the stage with her colleagues someday. Merna dreams of living peaceful with her family in the world without war. Let us hope the world will be so safe and peaceful to live together, while listening her songs with fantastic charms. [Lee Jung-eun]


  • Director  Mirjam Marks
  • Producer  Kiyomi Molin
  • Cinematographer  Johny Karam
  • Editor  Sander Cilsouw
  • Sound  Bachir Tannous, Peter Saad

Distribution / World Sales

  • Contribution & World Sales  EO/Ikon
  • Phone  31 356474215
  • E-mail