Category Archives: Syrian cinema

A morning’s gift

A young child is enjoying a relaxed weekend morning in bed. The sun is shining and casts a soft light onto the white sheets. He turns around, hugs his teddy bear and hides under the sheets, telling how much he … Continue reading

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Behind Walls

Three films from Syria that explore the notion of prisons The figure of the captive is a recurring theme in a large part of Syrian artistic production, in literature, in theatre, and in visual arts and cinema: The captive both … Continue reading

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Things That Still Need to be Said

A year ago, I published the following post on the great Syrian film maker Omar Amiralay on my former blog. I am publishing it again here, because much of what I said then is still relevant and I would like … Continue reading

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Visual Arts Festival Damascus: The Nomadic Experience

1st Stop: International Film Festival Rotterdam, January 30 – February 02 2012 The Visual Arts Festival Damascus was launched in 2010 with a program of exhibitions, screenings, multi-media performances, lectures and talks. The aim of the festival was to create … Continue reading

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