Still from Still Recording
Still from Still Recording
 

Still Recording

by Ghiath Ayoub & Saeed Al Batal
Two young Syrians film their life in Douma for over 4 years, from the initial euphoria of the Syrian revolution to the distress and disenchantment that follow.
2018  ·  1h56m  ·  Lebanon, Syria
English
English subs
About the Film
STILL RECORDING is a feature documentary that follows art students Saeed and Milad, who decide to leave Damascus and go to Douma, a suburb under rebel control. Over more than four years, the film depicts the two friends and their acquaintances as they go about their daily lives, capturing the transformation of the city of Douma and its people as they go through liberation, war, siege and hunger. More than 500 hours of footage was shot, and the men face grave questions about life and death, revolution and armed struggle, dreams and doubts, fear and love, and the use of art in a world facing destruction. Saeed and Milad try to launch a graffiti art project in Douma, but things in the besieged city take a turn for the worse after a chemical attack on eastern Ghouta. After he loses one of his friends, Milad decides to revive the art project with the help of his friends by painting colourful graffiti on the grey, devastated walls of the city. Saeed and Milad finally get out of Douma and seek refuge in Beirut, where they face loss, exile and hope.
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Festivals and Awards
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Special Mention
Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia - Chili, Best Film Award
FIFDH – International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Audience award
FIFDH – International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, FIPRESCI Award
FIFDH – International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Best Technical Achievement Award,
FIFDH – International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Edipo Re Award
FIFDH – International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Vivere da Sportivo il Fair-Play al Cinema Award
FIFDH – International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Venice Critics’ Week Youth Jury Prize
FIFDH – International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Special Mention
Curitiba Internacional Film Festival, Official Selection
Jeonju International Film Festival, Official Selection
Transatlantyk Festival, Official Selection
Documenta Madrid, Official Selection
Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival, Official Selection
Arab Film Festival, Official Selection
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film, Official Selection
Docudays Ua International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Official Selection
Vilnius International Film Festival, Official Selection
One World Romania Film Festival, Official Selection
Marrakech International Film Festival, Official Selection
One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Official Selection
Festival international du film de Carthagène, Official Selection
Festival International de Cinéma , Official Selection
Zagreb Dox – Festival international du film documentaire, UNAMOfficial Selection
DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Official Selection
Göteborg Film Festival, Official Selection
In the Press
Review
Editor
Raya Yamisha and Outaiba Barhamji
Producer
Ali Atassi, Jean-Laurent Csinidis, and Meike Martens
Sound Editor
Pierre Armand
Writer
Saeed Al Batal and Ghiath Ayoub

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