REPUBLIC OF SILENCE

Deutschland, Frankreich, Syrien, Qatar, Italien 2021 – Director: Diana El Jeiroudi – Original language:

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

No youth rating

 

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.

Filmography

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.

 

Best of Fests

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Best of Fests 2022
  • Friday
    05/06/22
    19:30
    City 3
    Original with English subtitles, Q&A with Diana El Jeiroudi (director)
  • Tuesday
    05/10/22
    19:00
    Deutsches Theater Silbersaal
    Original with English subtitles, Q&A with Diana El Jeiroudi (director)