The Story Won’t Die, from Award-winning filmmaker David Henry Gerson will be screened as part of Syrian Doc Days 2022 with a following Q&A with the director. The film is an inspiring, timely look at a young generation of Syrian artists who use their work to protest and process what is currently the world’s largest and longest ongoing displacement of people since World War II.
The film is produced by Sundance Award-winning producer Odessa Rae (Navalny). Rapper Abu Hajar, together with other celebrated creative personalities of the Syrian uprising, a Post-Rock musician (Anas Maghrebi), members of the first all female Syrian rock band (Bahila Hijazi and Lynn Mayya), breakdancer (Bboy Shadow), choreographer (Medhat Aldaabal), and visual artists (Tammam Azzam, Omar Imam and Diala Brisly), use their art to rise in revolution and endure in exile in this new documentary reflecting on a battle for peace, justice and freedom of expression. It is an uplifting and humanising look at what it means to be a refugee in today’s world, and offers inspiring and hopeful vantages on a creative response to the chaos of war.
TICKETS: 120 kr (no discounts available)
Director: David Henry Gerson
Country: USA, Germany
Length: 83 minutes
Show on IMDb
Syrian Doc Days is organized by FINJAN, in collaboration with Al Seraj Sweden and The Syrian Swedish Network for Democracy.