Festival in Exile: Syria
Six documentary films by Syrian filmmakers chart the development of the country’s film history – from the uprising in the 1970s, through political backlashes to the present day.
Syrian cinema is not well known in the West. Despite censorship, since the 1970s aesthetically ground-breaking, critical auteur films have been made. Their themes are poverty and militarisation, oppression and structural violence and the ever-smouldering conflict with Israel. Silvia Bauer
STEP BY STEP
KHUTWA KHUTWA, Ossama Mohammed, Syrien 1978, 22 Min., Arabisch, Untertitel Englisch
AL DAJAJ, Omar Amiralay, Syrien 1977, 40 Min., Arabisch, Untertitel Englisch
A PLATE OF SARDINES – OR, THE FIRST TIME I HEARD OF ISRAEL
TABAQ AL SARDIN, Omar Amiralay, Syrien 1997, 17 Min., Arabisch, Untertitel Englisch