Still Recording

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Still Recording (Lissa ammetsajjel)

Directed by Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub

  • Syria, Lebanon, Qatar, France, Germany 2018; 122 min
  • Original version: Arabic
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Audience Award, Mario Serandrei Hotel Saturnia Award - Venice Critics' Week
    • FIPRESCI Award - Venice Critics' Week
    • Winner International Competition - FIC Valdivia

Synopsis

Saeed is a young cinema passionate trying to teach other young people in Eastern Ghouta, in Syria, the rules of filming, but the reality they face is too harsh to respect any rule. His friend Milad is on the other side of the fence, in Damascus, under the control of the regime, finishing his studies in Fine Arts. At one point, Milad decides to leave the capital and joins Saeed in besieged Douma where they set up a local radio station and a recording studio. They hold the camera to film everything until one day it is the camera that films them…

Production

  • BIDAYYAT FOR AUDIOVISUAL ARTS

    Rola Kobeissi 

Festival Bookings

  • PASCALE RAMONDA

    Pascale Ramonda