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Privacy of Wounds

Privacy of Wounds

Dalia Kury
Norway, France | 2018 | 70 min.

Language: Arabic
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Category: Right to know

Is it possible to find authentic testimony about Syrian prisons? One way is in this experiment during which the director put 3 former prisoners into a staged cell.

Syrians Hazan, Mazen, and Khaldoon, who live in Europe, agreed to return to the worst period of their lives for the camera – to when they were imprisoned for criticizing Assad’s regime. They spent 3 days in a small space in a dark cellar furnished only with mattresses. The room was horrifyingly reminiscent of their cells. The only difference was that there were cameras and the door remained opened. The Syrians talk about the details of their prison life, torture techniques and their feelings. However, their optimism and zest for life take the film to unexpected levels, including passionate political discussions and humor.

Director

Dalia Kury

Filmography
2018 - Privacy of Wounds
2015 - Possessed by Djinn

Sales

Toril Simonsen
Norwegian Film Institute
e-mail: ts@nfi.no

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