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06/03/2012

Berlinale 2012 - World Cinema Fund - Focus Syria - Part I - Dieter Kosslick - Berlinale DirectorBerlinale 2012 - World Cinema Fund - Focus Syria - Part I - Dieter Kosslick - Berlinale Director

“We have to use art to make the world work again”

In collaboration with Euromed Audiovisual, revolution was the focus of the World Cinema Fund Day at the Berlinale on February 15, 2012, as filmmakers from the Arab region shared their experiences of the Arab Spring. Berlinale director Dieter...

Events and Festivals, Syria

06/03/2012

Berlinale 2012 - World Cinema Fund - Focus Syria - Part II:  Mohammad Ali Atassi, Filmmaker, Journalist (Syria/Lebanon)Berlinale 2012 - World Cinema Fund - Focus Syria - Part II: Mohammad Ali Atassi, Filmmaker, Journalist (Syria/Lebanon)

“I think that the major [weapon] today used by the activists is the cell phone cameras”

Syrian and Lebanese filmmaker and journalist Mohamed Ali Atassi spoke on the panel "Focus Syria," organised on February 15, during World Cinema Fund Day, in partnership with Euromed Audiovisual, together with Hala Al Alabdallah and Alaa Karkouti....

Events and Festivals, Syria

06/03/2012

Berlinale 2012 - World Cinema Fund - Focus Syria - Part III: Hala al Alabdallah, Filmmaker, Producer, Activist (Syria/France)Berlinale 2012 - World Cinema Fund - Focus Syria - Part III: Hala al Alabdallah, Filmmaker, Producer, Activist (Syria/France)

“It’s like a volcano erupting, and today people are very inventive”

On February 15, a panel entitled "Focus Syria" was organized during World Cinema Fund Day, in partnership with Euromed Audiovisual. Franco-Syrian filmmaker, director and activist Halla Al Alabdallah took part, beside Mohamed Ali Atassi and Alaa...

Events and Festivals, Syria

06/03/2012

Berlinale 2012 - World Cinema Fund - Focus Syria - Part IV: Alaa Karkouti, Film Journalist (Syria/Egypt)Berlinale 2012 - World Cinema Fund - Focus Syria - Part IV: Alaa Karkouti, Film Journalist (Syria/Egypt)

“The films are not effective at all on Syrians, because we never had real Syrian cinema, they never had this culture of watching films”

Syrian Egyptian film journalist Alaa Karkouti was a speaker on the panel "Focus Syria," organised on February 15, during World Cinema Fund Day, in partnership with Euromed Audiovisual, together with Hala Al Alabdallah and Mohamed Ali Atassi. “The...

Events and Festivals, Syria

06/03/2012

Berlinale 2012 - World Cinema Fund - Focus Syria - Part V: Questions & AnswersBerlinale 2012 - World Cinema Fund - Focus Syria - Part V: Questions & Answers

“We need more communication, more covering from the media, more solidarity. We are not able to tell our pain to the rest of the world”

On February 15, a panel on "Focus Syria" was organized during World Cinema Fund Day, in partnership with Euromed Audiovisual. A Question & Answers session followed the panel, in which Hala Al Alabdallah, Mohamed Ali Atassi and Alaa Karkouti...

Events and Festivals, Syria

30/12/2011

Syrian puppet satire honoured in CairoSyrian puppet satire honoured in Cairo

An anonymous kiffeyeh-clad filmmaker from Syria was among the winners of a short film competition for the under-25 at the Cairo Human Rights Film Festival 2011 this week. Beesho, a creative satire of the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad using...

Events and Festivals, Industry, Syria

15/11/2011

Nabil Maleh, Syrian film directorNabil Maleh, Syrian film director

Nabil speaks about the Arab Spring’s effects on cinema in the region

A series of interview with film directors who attended the first regional Euromed Audiovisual III conference in Tunis. A question was asked: what are the effects of the Arab spring on the cinema industry in the region?“We have to know how to...

Syria

07/11/2011

Charif Kiwan, spokesperson for Syrian filmmakers collective Abounaddara

“Syrian filmmakers need to convince the public that cinema is necessary”

Based in Damas, a collective of Syrian artists and filmmakers, Abounaddara, has chosen to protest against repression by making a series of short films available on the website www.abounaddara.com and has chosen to use strong cinematographic and...

Syria

06/11/2011

Hala al Abdallah, Syrian filmmakerHala al Abdallah, Syrian filmmaker

“In Syria we are building a revolution in cinema”

Born in 1956, she has made several documentaries and has collaborated in the some of the most significant Syrian films. In exile, she is currently working on the post-production of her new film Comme si nous attrapions un cobra. What is the...

Syria

19/09/2011

EU sanctions on Syria: your questions answered

Why has the EU imposed sanctions on Syria? Whom do they target and do they not harm the Syrian people? Is the EU imposing sanctions while doing nothing else?

Will Syria be treated in a similar way to Libya? The European Action Service addresses these and other questions in a newly released fact sheet on the EU’s restrictive measures against the Syrian regime. The three-page memo takes the form of...

Institutions, Syria

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