The War Show

 
März 2011. Die Radiomoderatorin Obaidah Zytoon legt in ihrer Live-Sendung den Sound zur syrischen Revolution auf – wohlwissend, dass der Arabische Frühling ihr Land für immer verändern wird. Wir treffen ihre Freundinnen und Freunde: eine Gruppe junger Kreativer und Aktivisten, die das Leben in vollen Zügen genießt. Zusammen gehen sie auf die Straße. Sie beginnen zu filmen: ihr Leben, die Proteste, die fortwährende Abwärtsspirale …

In March 2011, radio host Obaidah Zytoon and friends join the street protests against the oppressive regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Knowing the Arab Spring will forever change their country, the artists and activists begin filming their lives and the events around them. But as the regime’s violent response spirals the country into a bloody civil war, their hopes for a better future are tested by violence, imprisonment, and death. A deeply personal road movie. We were immediately struck by the political and social significance and urgency of the film, while also appreciating its daring and innovative approach to filmmaking. […] We believe it is a film that each and every one of us should see. (Jury, Venice International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
ANDREAS DALSGAARD was born in Denmark in 1980. He studied film at the National Film School of Denmark. // Films (selection): Afghan Muscles (2007, doc), Cities on Speed: Bogota Change (2009, doc), The Human Scale (2012, doc), Travelling with Mr. T (2012, doc), Life Is Sacred (2014, doc), The War Show (2016, doc)

OBAIDAH ZYTOON was born in Zabadani, Syria, in 1976. She studied English literature at the University of Damascus before becoming a broadcast journalist. She later co-founded the artist-activist collective Waw Al Wasel. The War Show, her first feature documentary, won the Venice Days Award. // Films (selection): The War Show (2016, doc)
Competition Documentary 2017
Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon
Dänemark / Finnland / Syrien 2016
color
100 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon, in collaboration with Spencer Osberg, Alaa Hassan, Miriam Nørgaard
Kamera Obaidah Zytoon, Dana Bakdounes, Amr Kheito, Hisham Issa, Wassim Anonymous, Lars Skree
Schnitt Adam Nielsen
Ton/Sounddesign Olli Huhtanen
Musik Colin Stetson
Produzent*innen Miriam Nørgaard, Ronnie Fridthjof (Fridthjof Film, DK), David B. Sørensen (Dharmafilm, DK), Joonas Berghäll, Satu Majava (Oktober, FI), Alaa Hassan (SY)
Produktion
Fridthjof Film Spontinisvej 7 2450 Copenhagen SV Denmark mail@f-film.com www.f-film.com
Österreichpremiere
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Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere
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