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Shorts films program
Thursday, October 28th, 2021
at 18:30
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Thursday, October 28th, 2021
at 18:30
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October 28th, 2021
Shorts films program
Location
Main screening room
Date
October 28th, 2021
Duration
80 min
Cycle
Regards syriens

Depuis 2011, la Syrie captive notre attention et nous interroge : le soulèvement populaire pour la dignité et la liberté, la réponse brutale du régime Assad, les divisions et conflits intercommunautaires, puis l’exil massif de millions de Syriens et de Syriennes. Les médias diffusent des images dramatiques de la vie de ces réfugié-es traversant les mers sur des embarcations précaires et se déplaçant à pied pour se retrouver entassé-es dans des gares et des camps d’Europe de l’Est. Mais au-delà de ce spectacle de souffrance, qu’advient-il de ces personnes fuyant le conflit? Cette sélection de films retrace les différents choix - et leur absence - qui s'imposent face à la mort, aux bombardements, aux sièges, et à la famine. Ces images d'un quotidien de guerre nous confrontent aux trajectoires personnelles entre lutte contre les oppressions et tentatives de s'échapper loin des violences.

Memory of a Dying Horse
Directed by
Samer Najari
Language
Without dialog
Origins
Canada
Year
2019
Duration
7 min
Genre
Drama
Format
Digital
Synopsis

A happy little boy in Damascus. A happy little girl in Montreal. Between them, thirty years and a war.

Memory of a Dying Horse
Douma Underground
Directed by
Tim Alsiofi
Language
Without dialog
Origins
Lebanon, Syria
Year
2019
Duration
12 min
Genre
Documentary
Format
Digital
Synopsis

“With the barrel bombs falling on Ghouta, civilians seek shelter in the basements of their homes. I am one of them. Holding onto my camera, I try to film what I can’t express in words.” (Tim Alsiofi)

Douma Underground
I Have Seen Nothing, I Have Seen All
Directed by
Yaser Kassab
Language
French subtitles
Origins
Syria, Lebanon
Year
2019
Duration
19 min
Genre
Documentary
Format
Digital
Synopsis

Thousands of kilometers apart, Yasser and his family discuss the possible end of the war in Syria and the phase of reconstruction. From a distance, they grapple differently with the transfer of family graves from public parks in Aleppo. Eventually, the contradictions of Yasser’s life in Scandinavia and his parents’ life in Aleppo reveal their respective coping mechanisms.

I Have Seen Nothing, I Have Seen All
At Last, a Tragedy
Directed by
Maya Shurbaji
Language
English subtitles
Origins
Lebanon
Year
2017
Duration
15 min
Genre
Documentary
Format
Digital
Synopsis

“I cannot resist/cope with/mourn a tragedy that I do not see. I search for it in memory, among clear and faded pictures, in Damascus and Beirut, in the shadows of my close friend Louay’s stories, between my prisons and his own. I finally find it in my body. But as soon as it is severed, I begin searching for it all over again.” (Maya Shurbaji)

At Last, a Tragedy
Vies nouvelles
Directed by
Zain, Alla Abbarh, Ruba Almasri, Eiman Aljaber, Roua Kayal
Language
French subtitles
Origins
Québec
Year
2020
Duration
23 min
Genre
Documentary
Format
Digital
Synopsis

Five Syrian women reflect on their new lives in Montreal: hopes and fears co-exist. A collective self-portrait, and a quest for balance in an irresolute world. Filmed in the context of an audio-visual workshop

Vies nouvelles