Syrian film wins two awards at Venice Film Festival

تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 9 سبتمبر، 2018 1:16:17 م خبر فن وثقافة ثقافة

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The Syrian documentary film "Still Recording" won two awards during the critics' week awards at the Venice Film Festival. The film tells the story of two friends witnessing the Syrian Revolution.

The film, directed by Ghiath Ayoub and Saeed al-Batal, depicts the lives of two art students that left Damascus and headed for the city of Douma, which was outside Syrian government control, to set up a radio station and a recording studio.

AFP reported the film directors as saying that the film was cut from 500 hours of footage. The directors moved to Douma because they felt the urge to document the uprising amidst a lack of journalistic material from Syria.

Saeed al-Batal, one of the directors, said, "We started to make this film because of the absence of journalistic action in Syria due to the ban the Syrian government imposed on journalists who do not work under its supervision."

The Venice Film Festival is considered the oldest film festival in the world; it was established by Giuseppe Volpi in 1932 and is now part of the Venice Biennale (an Italian arts institution). The festival is also considered a huge exhibition for contemporary arts, and grants the Golden Lion Award to the best films and the Volpi Cup Award to the best actors and actresses.

In July, the Syrian film "Cries from Syria" was nominated for an Emmy Award, which is considered the highest award for international television productions.

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تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 9 سبتمبر، 2018 1:16:17 م خبر فن وثقافة ثقافة
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