The telenovela’s first episode is going to be exhibited at a screening during the event on November 21.
Globo is attending MIPCancun 2019 with the successful telenovela Orphans of a Nation, which will have a special screening open to the audience on November 21 at 7h45pm at the Cancun Theater with the exhibition of the first episode.
The telenovela, which captivated the hearts of the Brazilian audience, tells the love story of Jamil and Laila, two Syrian refugees that have to leave their homeland and find in Brazil a place to rebuild their lives.
However, to fully live their love, they must overcome obstacles and face a great revenge plan. Promised to the powerful sheik Aziz, Laila flees to São Paulo with her parents. Jamil, Aziz’s godson, is sent to Brazil with the mission to take her back to Syria and make her stick to the marriage agreement. Jamil, however, ends up falling in love with Laila and they both decide to get married, enraging Aziz who comes to Brazil in pursuit of them.
After the sheik is mysteriously killed, his daughter Dalila follows her father’s vengeance plan and does everything she can to separate the couple because she believes they are responsible for her father’s death.
Written by Thelma Guedes and Duca Rachid -who won the Emmy International award for Best Telenovela in 2014 for Precious Pearl- and directed by Gustavo Fernandéz, Orphans of a Nation brings the refugee issue to light as a background to create a riveting story, having as main ingredients empathy, cultural diversity and overcoming in the name of love.
Besides Orphans of a Nation, Globo also takes to MIP Cancun the series Aruanas, Where My Heart Is and Second Call, recently released for the international market during Mipcom in Cannes, as well as the show First Time Parents.
MIP Cancun, the TV fair dedicated to the Latin-American market, takes place from 20 to 22 of November at Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico.