A Tale of Two Syrias
2012, 64 mins
Salem is an Iraqi fashion designer in Damascus. Botrus lives a remote existence in a hillside monastery. This consistently insightful and unexpected documentary offers a unique perspective on what the dream of freedom means to two very different people in the face of a brutal regime, creating a vital snapshot of life in the year before Syria’s uprising.
Screened at numerous international film festivals including Glasgow Film Festival & Birds Eye View Film Festival.
Director & Editor- Yasmin Fedda / Producers- Jim Hickey, Robin Mitchell, Yasmin Fedda/ Executive Producers – Nick Higgins, Noe Mendelle, Jolyon Mitchell/Edit Consultant -Steve Sprung / Online Edit- Peter Appleyard / Sound Design – Marcelo de Oliveira / Assistant Producer,Sound Recording, Additional Camera -Dan Gorman / Voice Over Recording – Llewelyn Ap Myrddin / Translation – Itab Azzam & Yasmin Fedda
A Tell Brak Films production with Cadies Productions & Freedonia Films. Made with support from the University of Edinburgh.