2017 Philippe Van Leeuw 85 min France subtitles Drama
In Damascus the war is not just on the street as a family´s apartment becomes a sort of bunker where each day is a struggle to survive until tomorrow. With the men gone and only the women and the elderly left, a mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home. Then there is banging on the door...This powerful study of life in Damascus won the Audience Award at Berlinale. Warning: contains a depiction of sexual assault. Preceded by the short: Dancing with Monsters
DANCING WITH MONSTERS
2016 Isabella Freilinger 10min Germany subtitles Short Drama
How do we react to a world of violence and brutality? Do we become victims or perpetrators ourselves? Zarah grows up in a world where dancing is forbidden and gunfire is a constant audible reminder of war. She dreams about becoming a super-power-ninja-ranger and protecting her family, while she goes on dancing forbidden dances in a decaying living room. Precedes In Syria.
Saturday, November 11, 7:30 pm