Film & photography

STILL RECORDING (LISSA AMMETSAJJEL)

14.03.2019

Where

Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg
17 PLACE DU THEATRE
L-2613 - Luxembourg

When

Thursday, 14 March 2019 14:00 - 14:00

Contact information for this event

Phone : 28 22 93
E-mail :

About the event

The self-portrait of a generation striving to tell its own story from inside the Syrian war.


Saeed is a young cinema lover trying to teach other young people in Eastern Ghouta, Syria the rules of filmmaking, but the reality they face is too harsh to follow rules. His friend Milad is in nearby Damascus under control of the regime, seemingly a world away, studying Fine Arts at university. Milad decides to leave the capital and join Saeed and the Syrian revolution in besieged Douma, where they set up a local radio station and a recording studio. They film life in Douma for more than four years, from the initial euphoria at the early days of the Arab Spring up to the distress and disenchantment which have settled over the years of civil war. A look at the reality of life under siege but also the desire for art and freedom.


"With Still Recording, I want to translate the archive and the generation’s story into a work of cinema that intersects our experiences with the experiences of everyone watching it, regardless of what kind of war anyone fights in.” Directors statement by Ghiath Ayoub


 


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Localisation

Adress

Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg

17 PLACE DU THEATRE

39166 - Luxembourg