BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
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Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Eau argentée, Syrie autoportrait
Frankrike / Syria / 2014 / 1 t. 32 min.
LANGUAGE:
Arabisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Ossama Mohammed
WRITER:
Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Ossama Mohammed
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Ossama Mohammed
PRODUCER:
Serge Lalou, Camille Laemle, Orwa Nyrabia, Diana El Jeiroudi
Enemy of the state: YouTube

The ongoing bloody civil war in Syria is frequently exposed on the video sharing site YouTube. Amongst those who trawl the net for footage from the war is the exiled director Ossama Mohammed. One late winter night Mohammed receives a Facebook message from a young Kurdish activist taking cover from aerial bombardment: "If you were here, in Homs, what would you be filming?". SILVERED WATER, SYRIA SELF-PORTRAIT is a remarkable collaboration between a director and an activist, which depicts a people strongly motivated for a freer tomorrow.

 

Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Ossama Mohammed

Wiam Simav Bedirxan (Syria) and Ossama Mohammed (Syria, 1954) SILVERED WATER, SYRIA SELF-PORTRAIT is their debut as documentary film directors

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