REPUBLIC OF SILENCE
In exile in Berlin there is calm – but what has been happening in her homeland of Syria for more than a decade makes the director break up inside. The traumas and wounds of experiencing and fleeing from civil war run deep. Skilfully put together from a wide variety of fragments, the film provides a radically personal viewpoint. Uncompromising and moving at the same time. Maren Willkomm
Winner of the Goethe-Institut Award 2021, given at DOK Leipzig
Production: Diana El Jeiroudi, No Nation Films GmbH/Les Films d'Ici, ARTE France. Producer: Diana El Jeiroudi. Length: 181 min. Distribution: Salzgeber
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Diana El Jeiroudi
She graduated in English literature and worked successfully in advertising and marketing. After that, she specialized in documentary film. She is co-founder of the production company No Nation Films GmbH as well as the Syrian film festival DOX BOX, where she also served as festival director. As a jury member, she was in Cannes in 2015, at the IDFA and at CPH:DOX, among others. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Deutsche Filmakademie. Diana El Jeiroudi works as a producer and director in Berlin.
MORNING FEARS, NIGHT CHANTS, SY 2012, 34 min.
DOLLS: A WOMAN FROM DAMASCUS, SY/DK 2007, 53 min
THE POT, SY, 2005, 12 min.
GOOD MORNING DAMASCUS, SY, 2004, 20 min.
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