Eleven-year-old Bilal has witnessed firsthand how war can destroy young lives in Syria. He has a wisdom and tenderness beyond his years and is always looking out for his little brother Faisal.
The boys live in Jordan in a camp for refugees and while Faisal was born there, Bilal still remembers the home he fled in Syria. Now he is doing everything he can to make sure his little brother, Faisal, has a childhood worth remembering.
The boys build forts, play with toys and run races. “I let Faisal win, because when he’s happy I am happy as well,” Bilal says. They play with their favourite teddy, too – a bear that Bilal loves because it travelled from Syria with him.