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Soudade Kaadan – Nezouh #Venezia79

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A portrait of the war in Syria from the perspective of a young girl whose father doesn’t want to leave her home.

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PODCAST | David Martos interviews Soudade Kaadan, director of the film Nezouh.

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Syrian director Soudade Kaadan talks to FRED about how she managed to make her second film after winning the ‘Lion of the Future’ award in Venice. In her second visit to the Mostra she’s premiering Nezouh [Orizzonti Extra], a story about emancipation an freedom set in the Syrian war

Nezouh: An allegorical tale of female emancipation set amidst the Syrian conflict in Damascus, about a family who decides to stay behind in the besieged area. When a shell rips a giant hole in the roof of the building where 14-year-old Zeina and her family live, they are suddenly exposed to the outside world. One day a young boy living nearby lowers a rope through the opening in the family’s roof and Zeina discovers her first taste of freedom. Whilst her father is determined to stay in his home and not become a refugee, this new window opens up an unimaginable world of possibilities to her and her mother who now face a dilemma of whether to stay or leave.

  • Reporter
    David Martos
  • Guest
    Soudade Kaadan
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
  • Festival section
    Orizzonti Extra
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