Besieged Bread
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    Besieged Bread

    Directed by

    Lebanon, Syria


    15 min

    • Arabic

    Drama, Fantasy

    A woman smuggles bread to the besieged area with a shapely tree as her only shelter. A man runs away from the Syrian army leaving everything behind him. They both know there is no escape.



    Lama Hakeim
    Gabriel Malki
    Ehab Shaaban
    Soudade Kaadan
    Mark Khalife


    "An impressive fiction short."

    Bidisha, BFI

    Soudade Kaadan

    Soudade Kaadan


    I know how art can heal. I can’t change what is happening in Syria but at least with the film’s experience we might help.

    Soudade Kaadan is a Syrian director, born in France. She studied theater criticism in the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Syria and graduated from Saint Joseph University Institut des Etudes Scénique, Audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon. She directed and produced documentary films for Aljazeera Documentary Channel, UNICEF and BBC Media action. Her films have screened at several venues nationally and internationally and have received international awards. Her first feature fiction film THE DAY I LOST MY SHADOW was awarded The Lion of the Future award at the Venice International Film Festival 2018. Her recent short film AZIZA won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2019. Currently, she is working on her second feature film NEZOUH selected and awarded at Atelier de Cannes 2019.

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