In Syria (aka Insyriated)

In Syria (aka Insyriated)


October 29, 2017, 5:00 PM


Main Street Landing Black Box
60 Lake Street, 3rd floor


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In Syria (aka Insyriated)
Directed by Philippe Van Leeuw
Belgium | 2017| Fiction | 85 min | Arabic w/English subtitles
Film Source: Film Movement
Sponsor: Eleanor Lanahan

Also showing Friday, October 27 at 2:30PM

What is it like to live in the midst of war-torn Syria? This narrative film takes us inside a Damascus apartment as a mother tries to shelter her children, elderly father and neighbors from the horror occurring on the street just a few stories down from her apartment. Most of the film takes place inside the apartment, but the director uses her experience as a cinematographer to give life and movement to the space. The acting is so exceptionally open and vulnerable that, as the characters are forced to make choices and define their own rules and morality in a world seemingly devoid of both, the audience, too, cannot help explore how it would react in a similar situation. The film also makes us think about how we do act, or not, in reaction to the atrocities we see on nightly news from across the globe and around the corner. ~JS

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