V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Ma'a al-Fidda

V' 14

Ma'a al-Fidda

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait

Ossama Mohammed, Wiam Simav Bedirxan
F/Syrien, 2014
Documentaries, 92min, OmeU

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Ma'a al-Fidda

Ossama Mohammed, Wiam Simav Bedirxan
F/Syrien, 2014
Documentaries, 92min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Ossama Mohamed
Wiam Simav Bedirxan
Camera: 
Wiam Simav Bedirxan
Ossama Mohamed
Editor: 
Maïsoun Asad
Composer: 
Noma Omran

Production: 
Les Films d’Ici, Proaction Film, Arte France
World Sales: 
Doc & Film International
Format: 
DCP
Color

In Syria, everyday, YouTubers film then die; others kill then film. In Paris, driven by my inexhaustible love for Syria, I find that I can only film the sky and edit the footage posted on YouTube. 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, SYRIA SELF PORTRAIT is the story of that encounter. (Ossama Mohammed)

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