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The War Show
In March 2011, radio host Obaidah Zytoon and her friends joined the street protests against the oppressive regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Knowing the Arab Spring would forever change their country, they began filming their lives and the events around them. However, as the regime’s violent response drove the country into a bloody civil war, their hopes for a better future are tested by violence, imprisonment and death. Obaidah leaves Damascus and journeys around the country. An intensely personal journey, THE WAR SHOW captures recent events in Syria through the intimate lens of a small group of friends.
2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 104 mins
Genre: Non-fiction
Programme: Arabian Nights
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 18+
Contains: Drugs, Death, Violence and Harsh Images
Director: Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon
Producer: Miriam Nørgaard, Alaa Hassan
Scriptwriter: Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon
DOP: Obaidah Zytoon, Amr Kheito, Lars Skree
Editor: Adam Nielsen
Composer: Colin Stetson
Cast: Amal , Houssam , Lulu , Hisham , Rabea , Argha