Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait
Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait

Director Ossama Mohammed, Wiam Simav Bedirxan

Production year 2014

Length 92min.

Country

SYNOPSIS

In Syria, everyday, YouTubers film then die; others kill then film. In Paris, driven by my inexhaustible love for Syria, Ossama Mohammed finds that he can only film the sky and edit the footage posted on YouTube. From within the tension between his estrangement in France and the revolution, an encounter happened. A young Kurdish woman from Homs began to chat with him, asking: “If your camera were here, in Homs, what would you be filming?” Silvered Water is the story of that encounter.

CAST & CREW

Ossama Mohammed
Ossama Mohammed

Director

Producer

Serge Lalou, Camille Laemlé, Orwa Nyrabia, Diana El Jeiroudi

Script

Ossama Mohammed, Wiam Simav Bedirxan

Director of Photography

Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Thousand Syrians, Ossama Mohammed

Music by

Noma Omran

Sound

Raphaël Girardot

Edit

Maïsoun Asaad

Production company

Les Films d’Ici (France) 62 boulevard Davout 75020 Paris – France Tel.: 33 01 44 52 23 23 Email: courrier@lesfilmsdici.fr Proaction Film (Syria)

Ossama Mohammed

Syrian film director and screenwriter. Graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in 1979. Directed a short documentary Step by Step ‪(1978, Official selection of Berlin IFF, 2013) and his first fiction feature Stars in Broad Daylight (1988). He was unable to make his second feature until 2002. The Box of Life (2002) was selected for the Cannes IFF's section Un Certain Regard in 2002.


Filmography

Step by Step (1978, doc.), Stars in Broad Daylight (1988), The Box of Life (2002), Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (2014, doc., Co-dir: Wiam Simav Bedirxan).


Wiam Simav Bedirxan
Wiam Simav Bedirxan

Director

Wiam Simav Bedirxan

Syrian Kurdish documentary filmmaker from Homs, who co-directed the 2014 film Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait with exiled filmmaker Usama Muhammad. Bedirxan documented the Siege of Homs, sending footage via the internet to Muhammad in Paris, in order to make Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait, which had its world premiere at the 2014 Cannes IFF.


Filmography

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (2014, Co-dir: Ossama Mohammed).

FILMS 2015