The movie which is mainly shot using mobile phones from witnesses from inside Syria, had a special screening in Cannes Film Festival 2014. Ossama Muhammad said that the idea began when a school teacher from Homs during the Siege contacted him to tell him what she would film. Wiam and Ossama never had met before making the movie and they met only after Wiam was able to escape.
Director: Osama Muhammad and Wiam Simav Bedirxan
Runtime: 92 minutes
Friday 10/04/2015 6:00 – 8:15 pm in Edinburgh
Saturday 11/04/2015 6:00 – 8:15 pm in St Andrews
Story description by production:
“In Syria, everyday, YouTubers film then die; others kill then film. In Paris, driven by my inexhaustible love for Syria, I find that I can only film the sky and edit the footage posted. From within the tension between my estrangement in France and the revolution, an encounter happened. A young Kurdish woman from Homs began to chat with me, asking: ‘If your camera were here, in Homs, what would you be filming?’. Silvered Water is the story of that encounter.”