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Ameer Fakher Eldin – Al Garib #Giornate2021

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A personal existential crisis in times of war.

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8 min. and 59 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Ameer Fakher Eldin, director of the film Al Garib.

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A conversation with Ameer Fakher Eldin, director of Al Garib, presented in the program of the Giornate degli Autori, the independent and parallel section of the 78th Venice Film Festival. Taking place in a small village in the occupied Golan Heights, the film is a story of redemption and empathy in the midst of the war in Syria. In this interview, the director talks about his personal connection with the specific location where the film is set, the importance of empathy in his filmmaking, sensibility in the midst of a hostile environment and more.

Al Garib: In a small village in the occupied Golan Heights, the life of a desperate unlicensed doctor, who is going through an existential crisis, takes another unlucky turn when he encounters a man wounded in the war in Syria. Overturning all community expectations in times of war and national crisis, he ventures forth to meet his newly found destiny.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Ameer Fakher Eldin
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Al Garib
  • Festival section
    Giornate degli autori
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