Comme si nous attrapions un cobra

As If We Were Catching A Cobra

Syria, 2012, Colour, 120 min

By questioning Egyptian and Syrian cartoonists about their experiences before and after these major historic movements against despotism, the film attempts to gauge the new-found freedom that will also guarantee our future and our right of expression, and preserve us from censorship. The Syrian writer and journalist Samar Yazbek provides us with her insight and impressions from Damascus in the months preceding the Syrian revolution up until her exile in France five months later.

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Hala is born in Syria in 1956. She’s a respected figure in documentary filmmaking in the Arab world. She is producer and unit production manager, consultant for festivals (Cinema du Reel Paris, East film festival in New York...), directors (Frédéric Goupil, Amar Albeik, JF Delassus...) and lecturer (Eurodocmed, the documentary workshop with Beirut DC, Atelier Pile et Face – Lebanon, Sanad Film Lab at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, DocMed, etc.)
IDFA 2012. CPH:DOX, 2012. TIFF, Toronto 2012. RIDM, Montreal 2012. Abu Dhabi IFF 2012. Göteborg, 2013. Cinéma du Réel 2013.

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