10/06/2014

Ossama Mohammed, Syrian director

“Cinema is the kingdom of liberation from clichés and standards”

Events and Festivals, Syria

Euromed Audiovisual met Syrian director Ossama Mohammed in Cannes, where his feature documentary Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait, co-directed by Simav Bedrixan, was screened at a Special Screening.

He speaks about cinema in a time of non-standard, tragic moments:

"It's an explosion of cinema. Everybody is filming.  Syria is filming and screening itself, celebrating freedom and sharing tragedy. [It's a] fountain of images... I admire those people. I really believe that they are co-authors of [a] Syrian film, [like] me and Simav. [This] belongs to pure cinema, much more that a proposal about making a standard film in a standard form about a non-standard moment."

“Cinema is a kingdom of liberation from clichés and standards. It's always a way to save our humanity, protect our humanity."

Interview in English

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