FAROUK, BESIEGED LIKE ME

MOUHASSARON MITHLI

By Hala ALABDALLA

COSMOGRAPHE PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Art - Culture - Completed 2016

Through a portrait of Farouk Mardam-Bey, a syrian publisher who's lived in France since the 70s, Hala Alabdalla shares the struggle of the Arab people who tirelessly build up links between Europe and Middle-East, fighting not with violence but with culture.

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BFI London FF 2016
Debate
Cinema Du Reel 2016
International Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SYRIA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hala ALABDALLA
    • Producer(s)
    • Nathalie COMBE (COSMOGRAPHE PRODUCTIONS), Hala ALABDALLA (Ramad Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Through a portrait of Farouk Mardam-Bey, a syrian publisher who's lived in France since the 70s, Hala Alabdalla shares the struggle of the Arab people who tirelessly build up links between Europe and Middle-East, fighting not with violence but with culture.

      An hymn to double culture…
      «At the end, I’ll have lived one-third of my life in Syria and two-thirds in France.Twice more in France than in Syria. But in France, I lived some rich and instructive experiences. The most important is the way to accompany from the outside what’s happening inside the arabic countries. How not to break daily with what the country is going through, though living outside. How to stay connected with one’s native country, while building up a real, deep relationship with the country where you live. It is the story of 50 years in France of a syrian, still syrian, but who lives in France at 100%“.(Farouk Mardam-Bey)“
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