Film Screening: Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (2014)

Monday, May 6, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Dodd Hall - Room 146

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Free and open to the public. RSVP requested but not required.


UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1181


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Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait is a study in the process of mourning and an avowal of cinema's evolving revolutionary capacities. The film chronicles Ossama Mohammed’s efforts to wrestle artistically with the politics of displacement and the shift from peaceful protests to catastrophic war. A product of a new estrangement, the film recalls to viewers those first exhilarating months in which Syrians demanding an end to tyranny and injustice crossed the threshold of fear. The film also testifies to the subsequent carnage. And it intriguingly complicates Mohammed's long-term preoccupation with cinematic form by incorporating footage taken by ordinary citizens. Ma'a al-Fidda (original title)

Runtime: 92 minutes

Country: France | Syria | USA | Lebanon Language: Arabic, with English subtitles

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