Homebound is a survival story set in one of the world’s biggest refugee camps. A bus waiting to forcefully return refugees to their country of origin. One of the passengers, Xidig, 8, is exited to go home, but his brother Salim, 12, knows that a war-torn and dangerous place is no one’s homeland.
Marika Harjusaari is a filmmaker, writer and journalist, doing a Master’s Degree in Film Directing in Aalto University. Telling stories has always been one of her passions. In filmmaking she is inspired by themes of transformation, healing and things concealed, forgotten or forbidden. In Homebound, her focus is in the children and their imagination and strong restorative spirit.