„Omar. How not to be different” is a documentary film by Krzysztof Dzieciolowski & Grzegorz Sokol, about a young Polish Tatar entering adulthood and navigating between his historic Muslim community and local peers, his mother and girlfriend. He lives in a small town of Sokółka, in a remote corner of Catholic Poland, one of the most mono-ethnic countries in the world. A normal local teenager, Omar is also different – by religion, heritage, and looks. We watch him as he straddles the different parts of his identity as they become increasingly difficult to keep together; in the background, we witness the struggles of a community to remain distinct and survive.
Al Jazeera Documentary Channel