A Tale of Two Syrias
Yasmin Fedda - An Ethnographic Eye • 1h 4m
Dir. Yasmin Fedda - 64 mins - 2012 - UK, Syria
Salem is an Iraqi fashion designer in Damascus. Botrus lives a remote existence in a hillside monastery. This consistently insightful and unexpected documentary offers a unique perspective on what the dream of freedom means to two very different people in the face of a brutal regime, creating a vital snapshot of life in the year before Syria’s uprising.
"an opportunity to listen to the voices most often lost in conflict - those of the peaceful people others claim to be fighting for." Eye for Film http://ow.ly/BfMZ50DKdlF
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(translated by Nia Davies)
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