Dalya’s Other Country


Dalya's Other Country - SC poster

Dalya’s Other Country is the nuanced story of a family displaced by the Syrian conflict who are remaking themselves after the parents separate. Effervescent teen Dalya goes to Catholic high school and her mother, Rudayna, enrolls in college as both walk the line between their Muslim values and the new world in which they find themselves. 


“It’s the feminist documentary we need.” – Bustle


Julia Meltzer - Dalya's Other CountryJulia Meltzer, Director

Julia Meltzer’s film and video work has been broadcast nationally on PBS, exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, the Sharjah Biennial, Toronto International Film Festival, and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Over the past decade, she has worked extensively in Syria, teaching, and producing and directing films. Meltzer is a recipient of grants from the Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship and the John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. She was a Senior Fulbright Fellow in Damascus, Syria in 2005-2006. Meltzer has taught at Hampshire College, UC Irvine and Cal Arts. She received her BA from Brown University and MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Mustafa Rony Zeno - Dalya's Other CountryMustafa Rony Zeno, Producer

Mustafa Rony Zeno is a filmmaker and photographer who grew up in Aleppo, Syria and now lives in his birthplace, Los Angeles. His work focuses on hyphens and fringes within culture and religion. Most recently, Mustafa was a producer on the interactive documentary KTOWN92 that explores the 1992 Los Angeles riots through the stories of greater Koreatown, directed by Grace Lee.  Zeno teaches Levantine Arabic and film at an Orthodox Jewish high school, and is a NewGround Muslim-Jewish fellowship alum. Mustafa was formerly director of the Arab Film Festival in Los Angeles.



Wednesday October 11, 2017 The Batte Center, Wingate University Monroe, NC 7:00 PM ET
Thursday October 12, 2017 Longleaf Studios Jacksonville, AL 7:00 PM CT
Friday October 13, 2017 Ritz Theatre Sheffield, AL 7:00 PM CT
Sunday October 15, 2017 The Center for Rural Development Somerset, KY 2:00 PM ET
Monday October 16, 2017 Rector Little Theatre, inside Conway Boatman Chapel Barbourville, KY 7:00 PM ET
Wednesday October 18, 2017 Historic Christ Church & Carriage House Hapeville, GA 7:00 PM ET
Thursday October 19, 2017 Crosby Theatre, Troy University Troy, AL 6:00 PM CT