DAMASCUS ROOF AND TALES OF PARADISE

Muhr Arab Documentary
Syria, Qatar / 2010 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / HDCam / 52 minutes

Winner of Muhr Arab / Documentary /Second Prize: Soudade Kaadan (Director)

Synopsis

Weird, wonderful, happy and heartbreaking - there's a rich tradition of storytelling in Syria, fables passed from grandparents to grandchildren, filled with colourful imagery - from flying fish to friendly snakes! However, these stories have got lost with time. Within the old city of Damascus, as modernisation 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…

Genre

Animation, Documentary

Cast & Credits

Parental Guidance (PG)

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