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Romanian, English

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Al Salamu-Aleikum

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20 March, 18:00, Cinema Muzeul Țăranului

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului Wissam al-Zoabi

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Wissam al-Zoabi lives and studies in Romania. Two years ago he went back to Syria to film in an area controlled by the anti-government militants of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which oppose both Bashar al-Assad’s regime as well as the fundamentalist rebels. The people great him with a smile on their face, the children are eager to be on camera and get the chance to do the victory sign. The pomegranates and figs grow and ripen among the ruins. Before the fight, the locals pray while the sound of weapons intensifies. Delicately, without emphasizing his unconditional solidarity with the locals, Wissam paints a tableau vivant on the backdrop of war, waiting for an unlikely peace. 

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