BIFF 2020
Checkpoints - Competition

The War Show

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The War Show
Danmark / Finland / Syria/ 2016/ 1 t. 40 min.
LANGUAGE:
arabisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Obaidah Zytoon
DIRECTOR:
Obaidah Zytoon, Andreas Dalsgaard
WRITER:
Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Obaidah Zytoon, Amr Kheito, Hisham Issa, Wasim Zahra
PRODUCER:
Miriam Nørgaard, Alaa Hassan
A personal road trip through recent Syrian history

In 2011 Syrian radio DJ Obdaidah Zytoon and her friends are swept by The Arab Spring and the popular Syrian uprising. As they take to the streets to protest against president Assad, they document their experiences. As they witness their country spiral into a brutal civil war which will change their lives forever, their friendship is tested by imprisonment, violence and death. THE WAR SHOW brings us a mosaic of real-life experiences and personal stories from a country collapsing in real time.

 

Festival Guest: Director Obaidah Zytoon

 

THE WAR SHOW will open the human rights programme Checkpoints Thursday 22. September at 18:00.

 

Obaidah Zytoon, Andreas Dalsgaard

Obaidah Zytoon (Syria), Andreas M. Dalsgaard (Denmark, 1980) Dalsgaard's filmography: LIFE IS SACRED (BIFF 2014), TRAVELING WITH MR. T (2012), THE HUMAN SCALE (BIFF 2012), CITIES ON SPEED: BOGOTA CHANGE (BIFF 2009), AFGHAN MUSCLES (2007). THE WAR SHOW is Zytoon's directoral debut.