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Silvered Water

 

Silvered Water (2014)

92 minutes | Documentary 17 December 2014

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 woman 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. Shot by a reported “1,001 Syrians” according to the filmmakers, SILVERED WATER, SYRIA SELF-PORTRAIT impressionistically documents the destruction and atrocities of the civil war through a combination of eye-witness accounts shot on mobile phones and posted to the internet, and footage shot by Bedirxan during the siege of Homs. Bedirxan, an elementary school teacher in Homs, had contacted Mohammed online to ask him what he would film, if he was there. Mohammed, working in forced exile in Paris, is tormented by feelings of cowardice as he witnesses the horrors from afar, and the self-reflexive film also chronicles how he is haunted in his dreams by a Syrian boy once shot to death for snatching his camera on the street.

Director:  Ossama Mohammed, Wiam Bedirxan
Cast: 
Collections: Now Showing, On DVD/VOD, VOD

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   France Syrian Arab Republic
Language:  French
Release Date:  17 December 2014

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Arte France Cinema

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 32 min
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