The first cinema co-production with a country that does not exist yet: the FREE Syria.
Directed by Syrian filmmakers themselves – not just about the Syrian revolution, not from the outside, but from within! (Produced by a German independent production company as there is no production possible inside Syria.)
The film is a heartbreaking, and very frightening, artistic attempt to get an idea of what the Syrian revolution means to the people on the ground:
- A women who was raped by secret service members several times in prison, together with 100 others.
- A young activist proposing marriage to the same woman to avoid the social shame that would otherwise fall on her.
- A young soldier defecting from the army as he realizes they have to shoot with live ammunition on unarmed protesters
- A former torture officer, now a prisoner of the Free Syrian Army (the armed revolutionary rebels).
- A child visiting his destroyed school – bringing flowers to the place where his sister was killed by snipers.
- A poet singing to a muse called freedom that he once dreamed of – and now cannot forget.
- And Tamer Alawam himself, who remembers his times in Syrian prison, interviews people and covers stories in the middle of a violent
revolution, to find the answer to a timeless question: Which way leads
to freedom and peace?
Release date: Early 2013
“IF YOU ASK ME WHAT YOU CAN DO, I’ll TELL YOU: DON’T LOOK AWAY. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LOOK AWAY. I WANT TO SHOW YOU SYRIA. FROM INSIDE.“
Get more information here: http://www.syria-inside.com/