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Film Info
Run Time:100 min
Director(s):Andreas Dalsgaard
Obaidah Zytoon
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)

Replace the expert-led and distant views of the revolution in Syria with this deeply affecting doc carved from 300 hours of footage shot amidst conflict by everyday citizens. In this personal account, Damascus-based radio host Obaidah Zytoon immerses us in the euphoria of protest and feeling on the verge of real change in 2011, through the emotional trauma and bloodshed of the following years. Less a political statement than a window into a world coming apart at the seams, this moving documentary from TIFF 2016 brings us face-to-face with the realities of revolution from an average citizen's eye.

Additional Information

WinnerFedeora Award, Best Film (Venice Days), Venice Film Festival, 2016

“Effective, unsettling contrast of the broad and the intimate.” – Screen Daily

“Deeply affecting documentary.” – Variety

“Personal story of hope, love, friendship.” – The Playlist