Robin Yassin-Kassab

Syria Films

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I’ve updated this post with links to Syrian-made films, over the fold…

I was interviewed for two documentary films on the Syrian revolution and war. I recommend both (and not because I’m in them).

The Impossible Revolution, by Anne Daly and Ronan Tynan, named after Yassin al-Haj Saleh’s essential book, is particularly good. It tells the story primarily with Syrian voices, and is beautifully made. For those interested, it also investigates the leftist failure to understand or engage with the revolution. You can watch or buy it on Amazon (here’s the UK link), or on Vimeo, here.

National Geographic’s Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, by Sebastian Junger, is also very good. And now on YouTube:

And…. look over the fold for Adnan Jetto’s ‘Jalila’, a Syrian-made documentary about women in the revolution.

Here it is:

Here is Omar Amiralay’s quiet but biting criticism of the regime in his 2003 film A Flood in Baath Country:

Here’s a short film in two parts about Dr. Amani Ballour. Dr.Ballour ran a field hospital in the eastern Ghouta, sometimes clashing with people’s patriarchal assumptions. She talks too about the experience of being forcibly displaced from her home in the Ghouta to northern Syria. Here’s part one:

And here’s part two:

And here’s Syria’s Disappeared, a report for Channel 4 News by Sara Afshar and Nicola Cutcher:

Written by Robin Yassin-Kassab

April 28, 2018 at 4:58 pm

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  1. Not available in North America on copyright grounds. 😦


    May 4, 2018 at 5:14 pm

  2. […] También debería considerar ver la película que lleva el nombre del libro de Yassin, que incluye entrevistas con Yassin. Ver aquí. […]

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