Syria’s DOX BOX Global Day 2012

On and around March 15, in more than 30 venues worldwide

Events and Festivals, Syria

Syria’s DOX BOX Global Day 2012

Banned Syrian classics and clandestine films to screen in more than 30 venues worldwide as part of DOX BOX Global Day on and around March 15, the first anniversary of Syria’s uprising.

The screening will mark the DOX BOX Global day, which is an initiative to keep alive an annual film festival in Syria during a year when it is unable to take place in the country.

On this DOX BOX Global Day, “solidarity screenings” are scheduled to take place in more than 30 venues : Cairo, Alexandria, Tunis, Tangier, Rabat, Marrakesh, Beirut, Khartoum, Paris, Marseille, Berlin, Leipzig, Nuremberg, London, Edinburgh, New York , Berkeley, Philadelphia, Montreal, Vancouver, Warsaw, Prague, Kosovo, Sao Paolo, Istanbul, Copenhagen ...

The first non-profit and open-to-public creative documentary film festival in Syria, DOX BOX started as an initiative of independent filmmakers, back in 2007. It runs annually in Damascus, Tartous and Homs during the first two weeks of March and tours in other Arab cities as part of a Pan-Arab Cultural Network.

The main mission of DOX BOX is to bring together the Arab and international filmmaking community and showcase some of the world’s best creative documentaries in a friendly and dynamic environment.

Films to be screened:

  • A Flood in the Baath Country by Omar Amiralay : Syria/France, 2003
  • Daily Life of a Syrian Village by Omar Amiralay : Syria, 1974
  • Step by Step by Oussama Mohammed : Syria, 1978
  • Zabad by Reem Ali : Syria, 2006
  • Black Stone by Nidal Al-Dibs : Syria, 2006
  • Six Ordinary Stories by Meyar Al Roumi : France/Syria, 2007
  • Before Vanishing by Joude Gorani : France/Syria, 2005
  • Silence by Rami Farah : Syria, 2006
  • Sunflower, from Rastan in August of 2011, directed by a young filmmaker

DAFilms.com is also participating on this event. You can watch Syrian films from March 15 to 18 for free.

Fore more information : http://www.dox-box.org

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