The collaboration between exiled Syrian filmmaker Ossama Mohammed and young Kurdish activist Wiam Simav Bedirxan distills footage from thousands of authentic videos to create a shattering, on-the-ground documentary chronicle of the ordeal of ordinary Syrians in the ongoing revolutionary civil war.
Running Time: 1hr 32mins
BBFC Advice: 18
Director(s): Wiam Bedirxan & Ossama Mohammed
Country of Origin: France, Syria, USA & Lebanon
Year of release: 2014
Language(s): In Arabic with English subtitles
This is part of the What's Left? A Century In Revolution seasonSee all
This screening will be followed by a panel discussion, titled Beyond the Political: Cinema of the Real, chaired by Durham University’s Abir Hamdar, featuring guest speakers Malu Halasa (London-based journalist and author of the book Syria Speaks), Robin Yassin Kassab (Scotlandbased Syrian writer) and Lina Khatib (Chatham House and SOAS, University of London).
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Students & Young Tyneside: £4
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Please note that films in this programme will play with no adverts or trailers and will start ten minutes after the advertised start time.