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Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Syrian Cinema: DOX BOX Global Day
curated by Laura Marks
March 14-16, 2012
Free. Reservations required for March 15 screening*
This year the Damascus-based Syrian documentary festival DOX BOX has decided not to hold the festival or seek government permits, as a statement against the regime. Instead, Dox Box is circulating films on "DOX BOX Global Day," to engage audiences worldwide with the complex situation in Syria.
This program includes rarely seen masterpieces such as Omar Amiralay's A Flood in Baath Country, Nidal Al Dibs's Black Stone, and Oussama Mohamed's Step by Step, as well as works by emerging filmmakers. While world attention is on Syria, these films helps audiences share the experiences of Syrian people and learn about the country’s political, economic and social climates over recent decades. They also express the critical and creative agency of Syrian filmmakers through each film's particular style and sensibility, poetic or acerbic, sharp or tender. These are not only political and social witnesses but rare works of cinema.
All screenings will be held at Simon Fraser University Vancouver campus, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver. Informal discussions will follow, and you can join us postscreening at Wild Rice, 117 W. Pender St.
March 14 Djavad Mowafaghian World Art
Centre, 2nd Floor
7:00 p.m. Six Ordinary Stories (Meyar al Roumi, 2007, 61:00)
Foam (Reem Ali, 2006, 48:00)
March 15 Screening room 4955*,
6:00 p.m. Daily Life of a Syrian Village (Omar Amiralay, 1974, 85:00)
8:00 p.m. Step by Step (Oussama Mohammed, 1978, 22:00)
Silence (Rami Farah, 2006, 37:00)
*To reserve a seat for either screening contact [address removed]
March 16 Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, 3rd
7:00 p.m. A Flood in Baath Country (Omar Amiralay, 2003, 46:00)
Black Stone (Nidal al Dibs, 2006, 62:00)