5 Seasons of Revolution
Young filmmaker and reporter Lina goes underground to document the Syrian revolution. She uses several pseudonyms to avoid unwanted attention from the authorities. In Damascus she is Lina, in Homs she is Maya, and in Aleppo she is Lama.
In her feature-length debut, Lina uses video diaries she has later smuggled out of Syria. She wants to share the story of her group of friends — Susu, Rima, Malaz, and Bassel — as they become caught up in the fight for freedom and autonomy. One by one they get arrested by the Syrian regime and Lina ends up alone in the middle of the violent chaos. She keeps filming.
Months turn into years, and Lina returns to the frontlines to bear witness to the regime’s brutal methods for suppressing all opposition. When Lina herself is arrested and kept imprisoned in Aleppo, she witnesses unspeakable suffering and torture, and only barely escapes with her life.
After the screening on March 9 there will be a Q&A with director Lina and Zeina Bali, Managing Director of Masahat – Open Spaces for Arab Culture in Exile.
The film is screened in collaboration with Masahat – Open Spaces for Arab Culture in Exile.
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