In this season finale of Belongings, embark on an emotional voyage with Orlando von Einsiedel, an Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker whose work in capturing the raw human experience in war-torn regions has reshaped our understanding of home and belonging. Through intimate conversation, Orlando opens up about the deep emotional bonds that he forms with his subjects; bonds that often challenge his own perceptions of safety, love, and the essence of home. His powerful anecdotes and personal reflections offer a unique window into the lives of those affected by conflict, as seen in his poignant films like The White Helmets and The Walk, reminding us that home is not just a place, but a sanctuary built on cherished relationships.
In an evocative exploration of storytelling and human connection, we delve into Orlando’s latest venture—a film chronicling the journey of Little Amal and the heartrending portrayal by Asil, a young Syrian refugee who brings the character to life. Asil joins our dialogue, sharing her dreams and experiences, which radiate the hope and determination of countless refugee children. This episode is not just a celebration of Orlando’s cinematic artistry; it’s a tribute to the indefatigable spirit of those seeking a place to call home. As we close off this season, we thank you and hope you find these conversations meaningful. See you in season three.