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The Art Of Moving

Synopsis: 

Daya Al-Taseh is an anti-IS satirical web series created by a group of Syrian videoactivists. They produce the episodes from their base in Gaziantep, Turkey. After receiving threats from IS supporters they leave to Istanbul with the aim to broadcast an improved topical-comedy show for Syrian TV. But obstacles keep arising in an already unstable situation, pressuring the group’s work and friendships. They are forced to make decisions about the future of their activism and the possibility of stable life in Istanbul, or elsewhere. This film is a refreshing take on the refugee crisis, the encroachment of IS and the fateful choices left to Syria’s youth.

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Runtime: 
01:29:00
English subtitle: 
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Daya Al-Taseh is an anti-IS satirical web series created by a group of Syrian videoactivists. They produce the episodes from their base in Gaziantep, Turkey. After receiving threats from IS supporters they leave to Istanbul with the aim to broadcast an improved topical-comedy show for Syrian TV. But obstacles keep arising in an already unstable situation, pressuring the group’s work and friendships. They are forced to make decisions about the future of their activism and the possibility of stable life in Istanbul, or elsewhere. This film is a refreshing take on the refugee crisis, the encroachment of IS and the fateful choices left to Syria’s youth.

Screenings / Awards: 

November 2016, 33rd Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany

March 2017, 3rd BBC Arabic Film Festival London, Award for "Best Feature Documentary"

April 2017, 36th Istanbul Film Festival

April 2017, 46th Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival Potsdam, Germany, Nominated for “Best Production”

April 2017, 30th European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, Germany

June 2017, Human Rights Human Dignity Film Festival Myanmar, International Competition, Nominated for “Aung San Suu Kyi Award”

June 2017, Documentarist Istanbul, Turkey

July 2017, 9thPrishtina International Film Festival, PriFest Kosovo

August 2017, Melgaço International Documentary Festival, Portugal, Nominated for Jean Loup Passek Award

September 2017, 5th Duhok International Film Festival, Iraqi Kurdistan, Nominated for “Golden Leaf Award”

October 2017, 41st São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil    

Directed by: 
Liliana Marinho de Sousa
Writing credits: 
Director: Liliana Marinho de Sousa Producer: Zülfiye Akkulak, Liliana Marinho de Sousa Production: Newa Film Berlin and University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany Music: Mohammad Damlakhy „DJ DAM“, Aya Bini, Intervox Production Music Publishing GmbH DOP: Orçun Bilgin, Mehmet Eren Bozbaş, Koray Kesik, Basem Nabhan Editor: Liliana Marinho de Sousa, Nicole Schmeier Script: Liliana Marinho de Sousa Sound: Bairak Alaisamee, Orçun Bilgin, Basem Nabhan Sound Design: Holger Buff
Cast: 
Protagonists of Daya Al Taseh
Produced by: 
Zülfiye Akkulak (Newa Film), Liliana Marinho de Sousa
Cinematography by: 
Orçun Bilgin, Mehmet Eren Bozbaş, Koray Kesik, Basem Nabhan
Film Editing by: 
Liliana Marinho de Sousa, Nicole Schmeier
Release Date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Official sites: 
http://www.newafilm.net/en/projects/the-art-of-moving.html
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