A Tale of Two Syrias

The movie observes the life of ordinary Syrians at the beginning of the uprising and highlights their unique perception of freedom. The director Yasmine Fedda narrates the documentary through the eyes of two main characters. The first is Salem, an Iraqi refugee and fashion designer in Damascus and the second is Botrus, a Christian monk in the remote hillside monastery of Mar Musa.

Director: Yasmine Fedda

Year: 2012

Runtime: 64 minutes

Screening Times:

  • Friday 10/04/2015 4:00 – 5:30 pm in Edinburgh

  • Saturday 11/04/2015 4:30 – 06:00 pm in St Andrews


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    The movie summary by Fedda:

    Salem is an Iraqi fashion designer in Damascus. Botrus lives a remote existence in a hillside monastery. This consistently insightful and unexpected documentary offers a unique perspective on what the dream of freedom means to two very different people in the face of a brutal regime, creating a vital snapshot of life in the year before Syria’s uprising.

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