ons. 09. sep. | Gloria Biograf

Syrian Doc Days Festivla

Syrian Documentary film festival
Registreringen er lukket

Tid & sted

09. sep. 2020 17.00 – 13. sep. 2020 21.00
Gloria Biograf, Rådhuspladsen 59, 1550 København, Denmark

Om eventet

Syrian Doc Days festival is Scandinavia's largest festival dedicated to documentaries from or about Syria. It takes place in Copenhagen with extra screenings in Oslo, Malm and Stockholm from the 9th - 13th of September 2020. 

 All of the screenings will be followed with debates and talks, where you can meet the people behind the films: Directors, producers, and characters.

 Moreover, you can join activities like workshops, music concerts, and more. And - most importantly - you can join us at any time for a drink or snacks to enjoy the cozy and nice vibe of Syrian Doc Days.  The festival will be in three cinemas in Copenhagen: Grand Teatret, Gloria Biograf, HUSET

  Looking forward to seeing you in Syrian Doc Days 2020 ..

==================================================

 Program:

 ================================================== 

Wednesday 09/09 17:30 

A COMEDIAN IN A SYRIAN TRAGEDY 

Rami Farah, Eng sub, 2019, 125 inc. Q&A 

Scandinavian Premier, Grand Teatret - Copenhagen

  This documentary film is a chronicle of a revolution and war, experienced by the famous<br />Syrian actor Fares Helou. Fares’ life changed radically when he joined the people in the<br />streets of Damascus calling for the fall of the Syrian regime. He immediately had to go<br />underground and director Rami Farah joined him in hiding with a camera. When Fares<br />had to flee from Syria to France Rami followed him. However, neither the actor nor the<br />director had a script for the new chapter in their lives: exile. A chapter full of questions,<br />disappointments and alienation, but also of absurdity and cultural confusion that calls for<br />laughter. A Comedian in a Syrian Tragedy is an intimate observation of the psychological<br />violence and the exiled existence experienced by the director and his favorite actor

 Event: Meet the director Rami Farah and the Syrian actor Fares Helou for a debate with audience, moderated by Lilas Hatahet 

 !9:30 Opening Dinner  

 Tickets: http://syriandocdays.dk/?page_id=4083

 _____________________________________________ 

Wednesday 09/09 21:30 

WARFARE IN THE AIR

 Abdullah Alhakawati, Eng sub, 2019, 95 min 

Europe premier- Gloria bio, Copenhagen  

The film is trying to show the life of the people In the last seven months in the besieged city Douma before the forced displacement, by following the daily life of a Syrian family and the diffeculties they face everyday to secure and get the simple necessities of life, while the father is absent after he has bee arrest I beginning of the revolution, and shedding light on the city life, and how the people were so busy to restore their houses after every military campaign by Assad’s forces, and collect the remaining of the memories of their destroyed houses, trying to survive and stay alive as normal as they can.</p> <p>The family symbolizes the status of the besieged people of Eastern Ghouta and other Syrian cities that the regime has besieged, bombed, and deprived of the essentials of life. The film is a bridge crossing into the besieged city, to the life in the shadow of death, fear and denial of rights  

Tickets: http://syriandocdays.dk/?page_id=4109 

 ____________________________________________________ 

Thursday 10/09 10:00 

 DOCUMENT A CONFLICT ZONE Workshop with Nagieb Khaja and Daro Hansen 

 More info later.  

__________________________________________________ 

Thursday 10/09 16:45 

WHEN YOU CAN'T GO BACK 

Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso, Eng sub, 95 min inc, Q&A 

Denmark's premier, Gloria Biograf- Copenhagen 

 Obaida is a bright student who miraculously arrives in Rome thanks to a scholarship. He used to dream of becoming a singer but the war changed his priorities. Obaida is on his own, his family remained in Syria. When everything is lost, starting over seems impossible. But life never ceases to surprise Obaida: he will graduate with honors and his path will cross other lives and stories. With his extraordinary story and his courageous example, Obaida offers the spectator a different perspective on Syria in its war years, allowing us to know the Syrian culture regardless of the tragic state it is currently in  

Event: Meet the director and Obaida Hanteer the character of the film for Q&A moderated by Anja Bo Join us before the film for snacks and drinks in a nice vibe in Gloria cafe at 16:00 

Tickets: http://syriandocdays.dk/?page_id=4144  

______________________________________________________ 

Thursday 10/09 19:00 WARFARE IN THE AIR 

Abdullah Alhakawati, Eng sub, 2019, 95 min

 Huset-kbh   

The film is trying to show the life of the people In the last seven months in the besieged city Douma before the forced displacement, by following the daily life of a Syrian family and the diffeculties they face everyday to secure and get the simple necessities of life, while the father is absent after he has bee arrest I beginning of the revolution, and shedding light on the city life, and how the people were so busy to restore their houses after every military campaign by Assad’s forces, and collect the remaining of the memories of their destroyed houses, trying to survive and stay alive as normal as they can.</p> <p>The family symbolizes the status of the besieged people of Eastern Ghouta and other Syrian cities that the regime has besieged, bombed, and deprived of the essentials of life. The film is a bridge crossing into the besieged city, to the life in the shadow of death, fear and denial of rights 

Event: Debate with the director, moderated by Steen Nørskov  

Tickets: http://syriandocdays.dk/?page_id=4109

  ____________________________________________________ 

Thursday 10/09 21:30 

A NEW BEGINNING 

 Ala'a Mohsen, Eng sub, 2020, 78 min  

Rabeaa arrives from Syria in Norway with his four-year-old son Kais. The two are alone in a new world, and together they must start a new life. Rabeaa dreams of recreating the feeling of being a family, which is so important to both of them. But he has been injured in the leg and can barely walk, does not know Norwegian society and does not speak the language – yet. The Danish-Iraqi director Ala'a Mohsen joins the small family of two during their new beginning, which offers both challenges and breakthroughs. His first feature film starts where other films about refugees in Europe usually end. 'A New Beginning' is a film that is made with great humanity and dedicated realism. Reality is not shaped in order to lead this new beginning towards a happy ending at any cost, so when the first touches of light and progress appear in the midst of Rabeaa and Kais's situation, it is all the more joyful to witness  

Join us for snacks and coffee before the screening  

Tickets: http://syriandocdays.dk/?page_id=4176

  __________________________________________________

 Friday 11/09 10:00

 Debate: The cinema industry in Syria  

More info comes soon.

  __________________________________________________

 Friday 11/09 14:00 

CHAOS

 Sarah Fattahi, Eng Sub, 2018, 90 min 

Denmark's premier, Gloria Biograf- Copenhagen 

 The film narrates the story of three women in three different cities. They have given up on life. One lives in Damascus. She has stopped speaking to others entirely, isolating herself in her flat.</p> <p>The other has left Damascus as a result of the war and went to Sweden, where she imprisons herself in her paintings, hoping through them to rid herself of the torments of the past.</p> <p>The third ended up in Vienna and faces an unknown future, like the ghost of a woman who fled Austria after the Second World War.</p> <p>It is a discussion between a woman stuck in Damascus, a second stuck in exile, and a third who has recently left. It is a conversation between the interior and exterior – an impossible conversation  

Tickets: http://syriandocdays.dk/?page_id=4187

 _____________________________________________________ 

Friday 11/09 15:30 

A COMEDIAN IN A SYRIAN TRAGEDY 

Rami Farah, Eng sub, 2019, 95 min

Huset-kbh- Copenhagen  

This documentary film is a chronicle of a revolution and war, experienced by the famous<br />Syrian actor Fares Helou. Fares’ life changed radically when he joined the people in the<br />streets of Damascus calling for the fall of the Syrian regime. He immediately had to go<br />underground and director Rami Farah joined him in hiding with a camera. When Fares<br />had to flee from Syria to France Rami followed him. However, neither the actor nor the<br />director had a script for the new chapter in their lives: exile. A chapter full of questions,<br />disappointments and alienation, but also of absurdity and cultural confusion that calls for<br />laughter. A Comedian in a Syrian Tragedy is an intimate observation of the psychological<br />violence and the exiled existence experienced by the director and his favorite actor Event: Meet the director Rami Farah and the Syrian actor Fares Helou for a debate with audience, moderated by Lilas Hatahet  

Join us for some snacks after the film in Huset bio 

Tickets: http://syriandocdays.dk/?page_id=4083 

____________________________________________________ 

Friday 11/09 17:30

 A NEW BEGINNING

  Ala'a Mohsen, Eng sub, 2020, 78 min

  Rabeaa arrives from Syria in Norway with his four-year-old son Kais. The two are alone in a new world, and together they must start a new life. Rabeaa dreams of recreating the feeling of being a family, which is so important to both of them. But he has been injured in the leg and can barely walk, does not know Norwegian society and does not speak the language – yet. The Danish-Iraqi director Ala'a Mohsen joins the small family of two during their new beginning, which offers both challenges and breakthroughs. His first feature film starts where other films about refugees in Europe usually end. 'A New Beginning' is a film that is made with great humanity and dedicated realism. Reality is not shaped in order to lead this new beginning towards a happy ending at any cost, so when the first touches of light and progress appear in the midst of Rabeaa and Kais's situation, it is all the more joyful to witness  Event: 

Meet the director for Q&A moderated by Ralf Christensen 

Tickets: http://syriandocdays.dk/?page_id=4176

  ___________________________________________________ 

Friday 11/09 19:15 

THE GREATEST SACRIFICE

 Eyad Aljarod, Eng sub, 2018, 125 min inc. Q&A 

Denmark's Premier, Gloria Biograf- Copenhagen

  Haaf and Daour live in the Syrian city of Saraqeb. Both men are actively involved in the revolution, which began in 2011 as a peaceful movement. For three years, director Eyad Aljarod, who's also from Saraqeb, follows them as the character of the revolution changes. Gradually, we see fewer songs and lectures, less unity, and more weapons, destruction, banditry and Islamist militias.</p> <p>At first, Aljarod captures hopeful meetings and meaningful, sometimes poetic conversations, indoors or in the car that Daour uses to patrol the roads, looking for anything that might be endangering his fellow citizens. But the atmosphere takes on a more ominous tone when Daour and others like him arm themselves against Assad's government army, which operates a scorched-earth policy. Saraqeb is consumed by fear, sorrow, frustration and rage.</p> <p>Daour and his fellow fighters try to liberate the city, one building at a time. And once again the camera is right there in the line of fire. Aljarod keeps filming, no matter how dangerous things get. His unflinchingly committed testimony highlights the hope and unity among these helpless but resolute citizens and brings home the destructive power of war  

Event: Meet the director for Q&A moderated by Nagieb Khaja

 Tickets: http://syriandocdays.dk/?page_id=4157  

__________________________________________________ 

Friday 11/09 21:30 

WHEN YOU CAN'T GO BACK

 Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso, Eng sub, 95 min inc, Q&A 

Grand Teatret - Copenhagen  

Obaida is a bright student who miraculously arrives in Rome thanks to a scholarship. He used to dream of becoming a singer but the war changed his priorities. Obaida is on his own, his family remained in Syria. When everything is lost, starting over seems impossible. But life never ceases to surprise Obaida: he will graduate with honors and his path will cross other lives and stories. With his extraordinary story and his courageous example, Obaida offers the spectator a different perspective on Syria in its war years, allowing us to know the Syrian culture regardless of the tragic state it is currently in  

Event: coming soon Join us before the film for snacks and drinks in a nice vibe in Grand Teatret cafe 

Tickets: http://syriandocdays.dk/?page_id=4144

  ___________________________________________________ 

Saturday 12/09 14:00

 SHORT FILMS  Huset-Kbh- Copenhagen 

 I Have Seen Nothing, I Have Seen All 

Yaser Kassab, Eng sub, 2019, 20min

  One Way Ticket

 Daham Alasaad. Eng Sub, 2019, 18 min 

 Land Of Doom 

Ghaith Breman, Eng sun, 2018, 18 min 

 State Of Siege 

Waseem Safadi, Eng sub, 2019, 30 min  

I Was Here

 Zaina Erhaim, Eng , 2018, 6 min  

Tickets: http://syriandocdays.dk/?page_id=4198  

____________________________________________________ 

Saturday 12/09 14:00 

 Talk: Stories of filmmakers Crossing Borders  

More info soon 

 ___________________________________________________

 Saturday 12/09 16:45

 CHAOS 

Sarah Fattahi, Eng Sub, 2018, 90 min 

 Gloria Biograf- Copenhagen  

The film narrates the story of three women in three different cities. They have given up on life. One lives in Damascus. She has stopped speaking to others entirely, isolating herself in her flat.</p> <p>The other has left Damascus as a result of the war and went to Sweden, where she imprisons herself in her paintings, hoping through them to rid herself of the torments of the past.</p> <p>The third ended up in Vienna and faces an unknown future, like the ghost of a woman who fled Austria after the Second World War.</p> <p>It is a discussion between a woman stuck in Damascus, a second stuck in exile, and a third who has recently left. It is a conversation between the interior and exterior – an impossible conversation  Event: Meet the director for Q&A moderated by, Camilla Magid  

Join us and spend a nice time with us in Gloria cafe with some Syrian desserts at 16:00 

Tickets: http://syriandocdays.dk/?page_id=4187

_____________________________________________________ 

Saturday 12/09 19:00 

SYRIAN DOC DAYS CEREMONY 

 More info soon  

_____________________________________________________

 Saturday 12/09 21:30

 THE GREATEST SACRIFICE 

Eyad Aljarod, Eng sub, 2018, 95 min

Grand Teatret 

  Haaf and Daour live in the Syrian city of Saraqeb. Both men are actively involved in the revolution, which began in 2011 as a peaceful movement. For three years, director Eyad Aljarod, who's also from Saraqeb, follows them as the character of the revolution changes. Gradually, we see fewer songs and lectures, less unity, and more weapons, destruction, banditry and Islamist militias.</p> <p>At first, Aljarod captures hopeful meetings and meaningful, sometimes poetic conversations, indoors or in the car that Daour uses to patrol the roads, looking for anything that might be endangering his fellow citizens. But the atmosphere takes on a more ominous tone when Daour and others like him arm themselves against Assad's government army, which operates a scorched-earth policy. Saraqeb is consumed by fear, sorrow, frustration and rage.</p> <p>Daour and his fellow fighters try to liberate the city, one building at a time. And once again the camera is right there in the line of fire. Aljarod keeps filming, no matter how dangerous things get. His unflinchingly committed testimony highlights the hope and unity among these helpless but resolute citizens and brings home the destructive power of war  Event: soon 

Tickets: http://syriandocdays.dk/?page_id=4157   

 ================================================== 

ABOUT SYRIAN DOC DAYS  

===============

 ================================================== 

ABOUT SYRIAN DOC DAYS 

 =================================================  

Syrian Doc Days, short for The Syrian Documentary Film Days, is dedicated to stories about Syria that go beyond the general narrative. The festival takes place in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Malmö, and Oslo and includes film screenings, talks, and other cultural activities. Syrian Doc Days is arranged by FINJAN, in collaboration with , Al Seeraj Sweden, The Syrian-Swedish Organization & IMS. The festival is supported by Nordisk Kulturfond and DFI (The Danish Film Institute) 

 

================================================== 

Practical Information 

=================================================  

Syrian Doc Days - Film festival Place: Copenhagen: Grand Teater. Gloria Biograf. Huset Extra screenings: Oslo, and Malmo. 

Date : 9-13 September 2020 Tickets price: 95 kr.  

Read more about Syrian Doc Days:  http://syriandocdays.dk/   

More about Finjan organization www.finjan.dk

Registreringen er lukket

Del denne begivenhed

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon