:Silvered Water, Syria Self-portrait

Screening Schedule

18.08, 16:00, DOKU KINO

21.08, 14:00, DOKU KINO

Silvered Water, Syria Self-portrait

Syria, 2012, Colour, 92 min

In Syria, every day, YouTubers film then die; others kill then film. In Paris, driven by my unexhaustible love for Syria, I find that I can only film the sky and edit the footage posted. From within the tension between my estrangement in France and the revolution, an encounter happened. A young Kurdish woman from Homs began to chat with me, asking: 'If your camera were here, in Homs, what would you be filming?'. Silvered Water is the story of that encounter.

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Ossama Mohammed (born 21 March 1954) is a Syrian film director and screenwriter. His film The Box of Life was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
He is currently living in exile in Paris, where he collaborated on Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait.
Wiam Simav Bedirxan is a Syrian Kurdish documentary filmmaker from Homs, who co-directed the 2014 film Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait with exiled filmmaker Ossama Muhammad. Bedirxan documented the Siege of Homs, sending footage via the internet to Muhammad in Paris, in order to make Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait, which had its world premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
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Screening Schedule

18.08, 16:00, DOKU KINO

21.08, 14:00, DOKU KINO


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