Filmed in the chaotic neighborhoods of Lebanon, Capernaun portrays the inspirational story of a Lebanese boy struggling to survive overwhelming fates.

The protagonist, Zain Al Rafeea, a Syrian refugee without any acting experience, plays the role of this Lebanese boy (Zain) who runs away from his neglected parents, and takes care of himself until he finds shelter in Rahil’s shabby house (Yordanos Shiferaw), an Ethiopian refugee, and her baby, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole). Zain will sue his parents for the “offense” of bringing him to the world.

Zain Al Rafeea, the 12-year-old star of Capharnaum, worked as a courier in Beirut until 2017 – when he learned to write his name …

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