Nour watches as his father Ayman prepares Syrian pasteries in their new home on the outskirts of São Paulo. Nour recalls as this entire family spent 17 days at sea in summer of 2015, and how his father, make risotto with salt water.
Bound for Italy, their boat was intercepted by the Egyptian authorities, who arrested all 227 people onboard. The Syrian embassy refused to repatriate the family, so they applied for asylum to Brazil. Ayman, a resourceful 41 year old father of 2, say, " In Brazil we are neither Shiete, or Sunni, Muslim or Christian. Veil or not. We are human. And so, I am happy."