23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
After two years in war-torn Syria, a nameless filmmaker returns to Lebanon to complete his film. In the end, however, he is forced into an equally fateful act as thousands of Syrian refugees. The film’s claustrophobic feel is further enhanced by metaphoric scenes based on real figures from modern Lebanese history.
Orwa Mokdad (1985) was born in Syria and began reporting on the local unrest in 2011 as a journalist. The subject of war can also be found in his films Under the Tank (2014) and 300 Miles (2016), both of which were shown in Locarno.
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