Syrian radio host Obaidah Zytoon and her friends are caught up in the euphoria of the 2011 Arab Spring. Camera in hand, these artists and activists take to the streets to protest Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and record their experiences. They talk about art and relationships as much as politics. But as they film themselves over the next several years, their hopes for a better future are tested by violence, imprisonment, and death.
Best Film, Venice Film Festival
Human Rights Award, Bergen International Film Festival
Best Nordic Documentary, Göteborg Film Festival
Guest Speaker: Andreas Dalsgaard, Director of The War Show
Film director, anthropologist, writer and producer, Andreas Dalsgaard has directed a number of award winning documentaries. These include “Bogota Change”, “The Human Scale”, “Life Is Sacred”, “Redane”, “The Great Game and “The War Show (co-directed with Syrian main character Obaidah Zytoon). Founding partner of production company Elk Film, Dalsgaard also founded the projects Auteur and Dinner&Docs. Dalsgaard has given masterclasses in +20 countries on topics related to his creative work.
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The UCDVO Development Film Series is kindly supported by Trocáire and Concern Worldwide. The content and views represented in these films should not be taken to reflect the policies and views of Trócaire, Concern or UCD Volunteers Overseas.