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Within the old city of Damascus, as modernization changes the familiar landscape of the ancient town, so the danger that these stories, cherished and passed down through generations, will vanish amidst the rubble and disruption of the new city taking shape…

There’s a rich tradition of storytelling in Syria, fables passed from grandparents to grandchildren, filled with colorful imagery. Associated with 1001 Nights, the storytelling in this film explores aspects of reality and fantasy and mixes them. Within the old city of Damascus, as modernisation changes the familiar landscape of the ancient town, so the danger exists that these stories, cherished and passed down through generations, will vanish amidst the rubble and disruption of the new city taking shape...
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Film Credits

Directors: Soudade Kaadan

Producers: Aljazeera Documentary Channel

Photography: Karim Ghorayeb

Editing: Soudade Kaadan-Shaza Awada

Sound: Malaz Mhnna

Music: Nareg Abajian

Production Company: Aljazeera Documentary Channel

Awards

Winner of MUHR ARAB DOCUMENTARY/ the second prize

Details

Orginal Title: Saqf Dimashq Wa Hykayat Al Jannah

Subtitles: Yes

Voiceover: Yes

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Length: 52 min

Colour: Yes

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Damascus Roof and Tales of Paradise Screening:

  • Sat14May

    at Birkbeck Cinema

    14 May 2011 7:30 pm

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