Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait


Ossama Mohammed & Wiam Simav Bedirxan

In Syria, everyday, YouTubers film then die; others kill then film.
In Paris, driven by my inexhaustible love for Syria, I find that I can only film the sky and edit the footage posted on YouTube.
From within the tension between my estrangement in France and the revolution, an encounter happened. A young Kurdish from Homs began to chat with me, asking: ‘If your camera were here, in Homs, what would you be filming?”. Silvered Water is the story of that encounter.

Festivals & Awards

Festival de Cannes 2014 – Official Selection

Filmmaker Film Festival 2014 – Special Mention

Istanbul International Independant Film Festival 2015 – Love & Change Award

Thessaloniki FF 2015 – Amnesty International Award

Yamagata 2015 – Excellence Award

Original title: Ma'a Al Fidda

Production: Les Films d'Ici - Proaction Films

Nationality: France - Syria

Year of production: 2014

Running time: 92'

Language: Arabic


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