The Story Won't Die

Includes extended Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Denmark
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Artscapes
Film Subjects:Activism
Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
Musicians & Performers
Politics & Political Intrigue
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):David Henry Gerson
Producer(s):Odessa Rae
Executive Producer(s):Katherine Embiricos LeFrak
Co-Producer(s):Abdalaziz Alhamza
Associate Producer(s):Martin Marquet
Editor(s):Christopher Robin Bell
David Henry Gerson
Cinematography:Luise Schröder
Composer:Abu Hajar
Bahila Hijazi
Anas Maghrebi
Sound:Samuel Lehn


Artscapes: Creative minds, artistic pursuits and inventive filmmaking

Revolution in exile is an everyday practice for four artists after fleeing their homeland due to the Syrian uprising. Surviving the largest displacement of refugees in modern history creates a difficult path for those rebuilding their lives, but a rapper, dancer, visual artist and punk-rock musician choose to express their experiences through their art. Residing in different parts of Europe, these four artists reflect on life before and after the war. Rather than staying quiet or trying to forget, they remain uncensored as they use their creativity to resist the Syrian government from abroad. These are their lives and their story will never die. Samah Ali

Includes special extended Q&A with director David Henry Gerson, artist and activist Shepard Fairey, and film subjects Diala Brisly and Abu Hajar, moderated by Peter Debruge, chief film critic for Variety.

Co-presented with Syria Film Festival Toronto

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The Story Won't Die and its Q&A are presented with support from the U.S. Consulate General of Toronto
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  • Variety - The Story Won't Die Director and Artists Talk Art, Activism, and Audience

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