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Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait

A film screening

1 April 2017

21 January - 2 April 2017, Parallel Republic, The Art of Civil Disobedience @ People's History Museum. Barzeh © Lens Young Dimashqi, 2014

Time 14:00 - 16:30

Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3

A film screening of Ossama Mohammed and Wiam Simav Bedirxan’s graphic account of the horrors of the Syrian conflict, filmed by citizens trapped within it.  Preceded by a series of short films from Syria.

‘In Syria, everyday, YouTubers film then die; others kill then film.  In Paris, driven by my inexhaustible love for Syria, I find that I can only film the sky and edit the footage posted on YouTube.  From within the tension between my estrangement in France and the revolution, an encounter happened.  A young Kurdish from Homs began to chat with me, asking: ‘If your camera were here, in Homs, what would you be filming?’.  Silvered Water is the story of that encounter.’

An accompanying event to Community Gallery exhibition Parallel Republic: The Art of Civil Disobedienceon display until Sunday 2 April 2017.

Suitable for adults and young people over 15

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