In Syria, everyday, YouTubers film then die; others kill then film. In Paris, driven by my unexhaustible love for Syria, I find that I can only film the sky and edit the footage posted. From within the tension between my estrangement in France and the revolution, an encounter happenned. 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 is the story of that encounter.
Friday, 18 th december 20.00 h.
Ma’a al-Fidda, Eau Argentèe, Syrie Autoportrait
Wiam Simav Bedirxan
(Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait)
Siria, Francia 2014
Guión y diálogos:
Wiam Simav Bedirxan Fotografía:
Wiam Simav Bedirxan
Ossama Mohammed y miles de sirios Music: Noma Omran Montaje: Mesioun Asad Sound: Raphaël Girardot Productors:
Diana El Jeiroudi Production:
Les Films d’Ici Distribution:
Paco Poch Cinema
Ossama Mohammed, a refugee in France since May 2011, helplessly observes the lack of reaction from the international community towards his country, Syria. The film director already raised the question of indoctrination by the Ba’ath party in 1978, in Step by step, a tale in black and white of daily life in a peasant village in Syria. Ossama Mohammed, a refugee in France since May 2011, helplessly observes the lack of reaction from the international community towards his country, Syria. A series of Internet images, harsh and often unbearable, obtained from YouTubers in Syria, have been used as a source for the documentary.One of these YouTubers is a young female film director, brave and committed. Silvered water (which is the interpretation of Wiam Simav Bedirxan’s name in Kurdish) was born out of the relationship between this young woman living in the horror of Homs, resisting in her own way with camera in hand, and an “old” refugee film-maker. She saw him as a master, while he “discovered free cinema and a new face of Syria”, the face of a country devastated by bombs dropped by Bachar Al-Assad’s army, which have already killed over 150,000 people. atically indifferent to these tragic events, through a documentary which is touching, bloody and heart-rending.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Winner of the Best Documentary award at the London Film Festival 2014
Festival de Cannes: Sección Oficial -Fuera de Concurso
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