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Completed - ARABIC - Documentary - 120 minutes

Previous markets

  • Toronto 2012 (Premiere)
Full history

Year of production : 2012

Director(s) : Hala ALABDALLA

Synopsis

During the two years of the production of the film – from the beginning of the summer of 2010 to that of 2012 – major upheavals occurred in the Middle East, especially in the two countries the film focuses on, Egypt and Syria.
It was hardly surprising that a film on the freedom of expression and its repression in these countries should be drawn into the wake of the turbulent events of the revolutions under way there…
By questioning Egyptian and Syrian cartoonists about their experiences before and after these major historic movements against despotism, the film attempts to gauge the new-found freedom that will also guarantee our future and our right of expression, and preserve us from censorship.
The Syrian writer and journalist Samar Yazbek provides us with her insight and impressions from Damascus in the months preceding the Syrian revolution up until her exile in France five months later.

Production

Country(ies) : SYRIA, FRANCE

Festivals and Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2012 TIFF Docs
Cairo IFF 2012 Human rights Feature Film Int'l Comp.


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