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Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (2014)

Directed by: Usama Muhammad, Wiam Simav Bedirxan

In 2011, Ossama Mohammed fled Syria. Experiencing estrangement in Paris while haunted by images of violence taken during the revolution by Syrian activists and soldiers, Ossama encountered Wiam, a Kurdish woman living in Homs. By chatting, they started cooperating and producing the film, which witnesses the horrors of the Syrian civil war, and the hard living conditions under besieged Homs. This movie, though not linked to humanitarian action, shows and makes us experience the trauma Syrians go through, and the estrangement people fleeing conflicts can experience.

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