Jordan / Awareness about the crisis in Syria through documentaries

On Monday April 2nd 11 short documentaries, called collectively “Syrian Stories”, were screened at Amman’s Rainbow Theatre. The anthology is the product of a series of workshops held last year in Amman, Beirut and Istanbul, organised by the British Consulate, the Scottish Documentary Institute and Bidayyat, a Syrian organisation for Syrian film-makers outside Syria. 35 Syrian film-makers participated.

Hiba Hmaidy, one of the young women directors involved, stressed the workshops in Jordan enabled her to make “Suspended Lives”, a film about her father, a high-ranking military who deserted the Syrian National Army.

Noe Mendelle, the director of the Scottish Documentary Institute, said this type of project allows Syrian film-makers to show the world the situation in their country.


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