AS IF WE WERE CATCHING A COBRA

COMME SI NOUS ATTRAPIONS UN COBRA

By Hala ALABDALLA

WIDE - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2012


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Toronto - TIFF 2012
TIFF Docs
Cairo IFF 2012
Human rights Feature Film Int'l Comp.
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SYRIA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • 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.
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