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Film Fest Gent - Greetings From Aleppo
Greetings From Aleppo (2017) (Ours is a Country of Words)

director: Issa Touma, Floor van der Meulen, Thomas Vroege

composer: Darius Timmer
With: Issa Touma (narration)

duration: 17 minutes
Documentary, War

Official Selection - Global Cinema

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In the presence of: Mathijs Poppe

Greetings From Aleppo reveals how little the news about Syria corresponds with the experiences of everyday life. Photographer Issa Touma keeps away from bold declarations; he films life, the inconsistencies and perseverance as they reveal themselves in front of his camera. War is tragic and absurd. Surviving is often highly surreal and touching in this warn-torn city.

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Screening dates: Greetings From Aleppo (Ours is a Country of Words)

KASKcinema
Special guests: Mathijs Poppe (director)
Sat 14 Oct 2017 17:30 - 18:12 (42 min)
Sphinx Cinema
Special guests: Mathijs Poppe (director)
Sun 15 Oct 2017 22:30 - 23:12 (42 min)
Sphinx Cinema
Special guests: Mathijs Poppe (director)
Thu 19 Oct 2017 14:30 - 15:12 (42 min)

Credits

director: Issa Touma, Floor van der Meulen, Thomas Vroege
screenplay: Floor van der Meulen & Thomas Vroege
producer: Jos de Putter , Bas Vroege
composer: Darius Timmer
Editor: Thomas Vroege & Floor van der Meulen
Cinematography: Issa Touma
sound: Tom Jansen

production company: Deepfocus Webdocs

More info

dialogue: Arabic
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Netherlands - Syria
year: 2017

Technical Specs

format: DCP

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