October 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Short-Films Screening | Syrian Identity and Homeland, Oct. 23

Map-Syria-Governorates, showing greater Middle East and North Africa


Members of the Ohio University and broader Athens community are invited to a free screening eight short Syrian films (90 minutes) at the Athena Cinema at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

All the films screened were created by Syrian filmmarkers who experienced the crisis in Syria that began in 2011. Yet all of them are now living outside Syria. Each film explores a particular perspective and aspect of the Syrian crisis, and collective help people to better understand the crisis and how some Syrian filmmakers responded to it. The 90-minute screening will be followed by a discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.

Films screened include:

Canvas on Mixed Media (Directed by Jalal Maghout)
Conflict Scholars (Directed by Hany Hawasly)
In Damascus (Directed by Waref Abu Quba)
Outcast (Directed by Bucher Almzain)
Prova Sun Game 1 (Directed by Zaynab W. Ali)
Rhythm of Revolution and My Homeland (Directed by Hala Morris Georges )
9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo (Directed by Issa Touma)

The screening and discussion event is curated by Basil Masri Zada, Ph.D. Candidate of Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University. It is co-sponsored by Arts for Ohio, in partnership with the Athena Cinema as well as Ohio University’s War and Peace Studies program, Middle East and North Africa Studies program, and School of Interdisciplinary Arts.


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