Our Memory Belongs to Us

dir. Rami Farah, Signe Byrge Sørensen / 2021 / Denmark / 90min.
The Amnesty International Poland Award
Nearly 10 years after the beginning of the Syrian revolution, three Syrian activists – Yadan, Odai and Rani – reunite on a theatre stage in Paris

Nearly 10 years after the beginning of the Syrian revolution, three Syrian activists – Yadan, Odai and Rani – reunite on a theatre stage in Paris. Through life-size projections onto a big screen, Syrian director Rami Farah confronts the three men with footage, some of it their own, depicting events that changed their destinies forever. Watching the brutal recordings together, they reflect on their personal journeys, revive their collective memory, and wonder what is left of their hopes and dreams. Their reunion serves as a unique window into the complexity of the situation in Syria, where a peaceful uprising was replaced by a ferocious war.

duration:
90 min
country / year of production:
Denmark / 2021
director:
Rami Farah, Signe Byrge Sørensen
cinematography:
Henrik Bohn Ipsen
producer:
Anne Köhncke / Final Cut for Real
selected festivals and awards:
2021 – CPH:DOX Copenhagen: Special Mention; 2021 – DokuFest Kosovo: Human Rights DOX Award; 2021 – IDFA Amsterdam; 2021 – DOK Leipzig; 2021 – Camden IFF
sections:
Man in Cinema
competitions:
Amnesty International Poland Award
tags:
human rights Middle East activism protest migrations awarded-2

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