MORNING FEARS, NIGHT CHANTS

Directed by Salma Aldiri, Roula Ladqani Thursday, May 9

SYRIE | SYRIA, 2012, 34’, FORMAT EN ARABE SOUS-TITRE ANGLAIS| IN ARABIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES AND ARABIC WITH FRENCH SUBTITLES

Synopsis

Elle est syrienne et restera anonyme. Elle vient d’une famille qui soutient le régime et lui déconseille de s’engager aux côtés des manifestants, pour ne pas gâcher ses chances de mariage. Mais elle a choisi son camp. Maintenant, elle a trouvé sa vocation dans les chansons contestataires qu’elle enregistre pour témoigner de la révolution qui secoue son pays.

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The young woman could not believe what her parents believed, she could not settle for the regime’s narrative about terrorists and a universal conspiracy against it. She saw shooting at peaceful demonstrators with her own eyes. Among the youth of the revolution, she found a promise of a life she dreamed of, so she “defected” from her family, and started singing. By writing her songs, she is revolting against the deep repression planted inside of her, opening doors to her exceptional talent, and liberating herself, as much as Syria.

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Compétiton officielle, Festival du film documentaire d’Amsterdam IDFA 2012

 

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