Mano Khalil, Switzerland, 2021o
In a Syrian border village in the early 1980s, little Sero experiences his first school year. A new teacher has arrived to turn the Kurdish children into strapping pan-Arab comrades. He bans the Kurdish language with his baton, orders the worship of Assad and preaches hatred of the Jews, the Zionist arch-enemies. The lessons confuse Sero because his longtime neighbors are a lovely Jewish family.