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In Syria

Arabian Sights Film Festival

10/29/17 at 3:00PM - 10/29/17 at 5:00PM

Event Details

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In Syria
TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEtw3C2nUSw
Sun., Oct. 29, at 3:00 pm
Trapped inside her home in a city under siege, a mother of three turns her flat into a safe harbor for her family and neighbors in an attempt to protect them from the war raging on the streets of Damascus. This powerful multi-award winning drama brings audiences a rare look at a conflict zone from the inside... literally. Protected only by the balcony's window lattice and a wooden deadbolt on the apartment door, little stands between the residents and the war just outside their walls.Despite a shortage of water and fresh food, household matriarch, Oum Yazan (Hiam Abbass) attempts to maintain some kind of normalcy. She does her best to impose loving order, even when that means withholding information or keeping everyone confined to the tiny kitchen. But with the seemingly endless sniper attacks just beyond the apartment's windows and imposing knocks at their bolted door, every decision could be a matter of life or death, forcing difficult moral choices in the struggle to survive. –Toronto International Film Festival
Lebanon/Belgium/France, Directed by Philippe Van Leeuw, 2017, 86 minutes. In Arabic with English subtitles.
 Co-presented with the  Middle East Institute 


Parking: $2 - 3 hours or $5 - 4 hours of reduced-rate parking available in garage with validation.

When and Where

AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015, USA

Sunday, October 29th at 3:00PM - Sunday, October 29th at 5:00PM


Arabian Sights Film Festival

The 22nd Annual Arabian Sights Film Festival returns with a new and exciting program featuring groundbreaking works from North Africa to the Arabian Gulf. This year's Closing Event features The Worthy, a new film by Emirati filmmaker, Ali Mostafa, whose earlier work City of Life was winner of the Arabian Sights Audience Award in 2010. An Audience Award for favorite film will be presented. Also offered this year will be the Cultural Ambassador Prize sponsored by The Arab Gulf States Institute of Washington. Select directors will accompany their films to conduct post-screening discussions with the audience. Please check back often for updates on films, guests, and events. All films will be screened with English subtitles.

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