The War Show

The War Show
Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon
Denmark, Finland, Syria | 2016 | 100 min.


Category: Journeys to Freedom

In March 2011 the Arab Spring reached Syria. Radio DJ Obaidah Zytoon and her friends join the street protests against the regime of Bashar al-Assad and decide to film the dramatic events. The atmosphere of excitement and hope for change was soon dashed by the regime’s brutal response and harsh repression. The country sinks into a bloody civil war. Obaidah and her friends witness the birth of the armed resistance, which, however, due to the incompetence of the international community soon falls victim to the rising tide of Islamic fanaticism. This deeply personal film captures not only Syria’s descent into the hell of an endless war, but also the fates of a group of friends who hoped for a better future and freedom.

 

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Projection

09. 03. 17:00 Bio OKO Czech premiere Debate with guests Tickets
10. 03. 19:00 Lucerna - Large Hall Debate with guests Tickets
12. 03. 17:00 Evald Debate with guests Tickets

Director

Andreas Dalsgaard

Filmography:
Life Is Sacred, 2015
Travelling with Mr. T, 2012
The Human Scale, 2012
Flugten, 2009

Obaidah Zytoon

Filmography:
Documentary debut

Sales

Anne Marie Kürstein
Danish Film Institute
Gothersgade 55
1123 Copenhagen
Denmark
tel.: +45 337 434 00
e-mail: kurstein@dfi.dk
website: www.dfi.dk

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