ARABIAN SIGHTS JURY AWARD

Wajd: Songs of Separation

AMAR CHEBIB
Canada, 2018
89 minutes, Color
Official website

In person: Director Amar Chebib

In 2010, Syrian-Canadian filmmaker Amar Chebib headed to Syria, just months before chaos broke out, to film a short documentary about traditional Sufi music. Five years later, the friends he encountered on his trip are dispersed around Europe, and have become refugees like so many others who were forced to flee Aleppo. Wajd: Songs of Separation introduces us to three men—Ibrahim, Abdulwahed, and Mohamad—all talented musicians, who are re-assembling their lives in Turkey and Holland while they await uncertain futures. What unites them all is a love of Syrian music and a devotion to their country. Chebib's film is a moving testament to both the heartbreak and loss of civil war and also the resilience of the individuals at its center. —Doxa Documentary Film Festival

In Arabic, English, Turkish with English subtitles

Mr. Lukman Ahmad, Kurdish artist from Syria, will perform a selection of traditional Middle Eastern music on the Saz before the Sunday, October 28 screening

ARABIAN SIGHTS JURY AWARD

Wajd: Songs of Separation

AMAR CHEBIB
Canada, 2018,
89 minutes, Color
Official website

In person: Director Amar Chebib


In 2010, Syrian-Canadian filmmaker Amar Chebib headed to Syria, just months before chaos broke out, to film a short documentary about traditional Sufi music. Five years later, the friends he encountered on his trip are dispersed around Europe, and have become refugees like so many others who were forced to flee Aleppo. Wajd: Songs of Separation introduces us to three men—Ibrahim, Abdulwahed, and Mohamad—all talented musicians, who are re-assembling their lives in Turkey and Holland while they await uncertain futures. What unites them all is a love of Syrian music and a devotion to their country. Chebib's film is a moving testament to both the heartbreak and loss of civil war and also the resilience of the individuals at its center. —Doxa Documentary Film Festival

In Arabic, English, Turkish with English subtitles

Mr. Lukman Ahmad, Kurdish artist from Syria, will perform a selection of traditional Middle Eastern music on the Saz before the Sunday, October 28 screening


Saturday, October 27
6:00 PM
$14.00
Sunday, October 28
4:30 PM
$14.00

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