In Syria (Insyriated)

PHILIPPE VAN LEEUW
Lebanon, Belgium, France, 2017
86 minutes, Color

Trapped inside her home in a city under siege, a mother of three turns her flat into a safe harbor for her family and neighbors in an attempt to protect them from the war raging on the streets of Damascus. This powerful multi-award winning drama brings audiences a rare look at a conflict zone from the inside... literally. Protected only by the balcony's window lattice and a wooden deadbolt on the apartment door, little stands between the residents and the war just outside their walls. Despite a shortage of water and fresh food, household matriarch, Oum Yazan (Hiam Abbass) attempts to maintain some kind of normalcy. She does her best to impose loving order, even when that means withholding information or keeping everyone confined to the tiny kitchen. But with the seemingly endless sniper attacks just beyond the apartment's windows and imposing knocks at their bolted door, every decision could be a matter of life or death, forcing difficult moral choices in the struggle to survive.—Toronto International Film Festival

In Arabic with English subtitles

Co-presented with The Middle East Institute

In Syria (Insyriated)

PHILIPPE VAN LEEUW
Lebanon, Belgium, France, 2017,
86 minutes, Color


Trapped inside her home in a city under siege, a mother of three turns her flat into a safe harbor for her family and neighbors in an attempt to protect them from the war raging on the streets of Damascus. This powerful multi-award winning drama brings audiences a rare look at a conflict zone from the inside... literally. Protected only by the balcony's window lattice and a wooden deadbolt on the apartment door, little stands between the residents and the war just outside their walls. Despite a shortage of water and fresh food, household matriarch, Oum Yazan (Hiam Abbass) attempts to maintain some kind of normalcy. She does her best to impose loving order, even when that means withholding information or keeping everyone confined to the tiny kitchen. But with the seemingly endless sniper attacks just beyond the apartment's windows and imposing knocks at their bolted door, every decision could be a matter of life or death, forcing difficult moral choices in the struggle to survive.—Toronto International Film Festival

In Arabic with English subtitles

Co-presented with The Middle East Institute


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