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LISSA AMMETSAJJEL / Still Recording

LISSA AMMETSAJJEL / Still Recording

Saeed is a young cinema passionate trying to teach other young people in Eastern Ghouta, in Syria, the rules of filming, but the reality they face is too harsh to respect any rule. His friend Milad is on the other side of the fence, in Damascus, under the control of the regime, finishing his studies in Fine Arts. At one point, Milad decides to leave the capital and joins Saeed in besieged Douma where they set up a local radio station and a recording studio. They hold the camera to film everything until one day it is the camera that films them … (festivalscope)

Saeed Al Batal and Ghiath Ayoub
Born in 1988 in Tartus, Syria, Saeed Al Batal is a journalist, photographer and filmmaker. He is one of the founders of an online gallery titled “Sam Lenses” and the Humans of Syria project. Ghiath Ayoub is a filmmaker and visual artist born in Yabrud, Syria, in 1989. In 2013, he graduated from the faculty of Fine Art at the University of Damascus, and now works as a videographer and sound recordist.

Film Selection: Lissa ammetsajjel (Still Recording, 2018, doc)

European Panorama Documentary

Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub

Syria / Lebanon / France / Germany / Qatar 2018
120 minutes
Arabic
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Abed Al Rahman, Saeed Al Batal, Rafat Bearam, Ghith Beram, Milad Amin, Ghiath Ayoub, Tim Siofi
Editing
Qutaiba Barhamji, Raya Yamisha
Sound
Pierre Armand
Producers
Mohammed Ali Atassi, Jean-Laurent Csindis, Meike Martens

Trailer
Website

Production

Bidayyat for Audiovisual Arts, Films de Force Majeure, Blinker Filmproduktion
World Sales

Pascale Ramonda

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice Film Festival 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

Trouble Features
Screenings followed by discussion
LISSA AMMETSAJJEL & a counterpart surprise film
Hosts: Diskollektiv