Cannes: Syrian Director Talks ‘Silvered Water,’ Filming Revolution on Cell Phones

Originally posted on Variety:

Harvey Weinstein is talking about making a docu depicting Syrian refugee camps, but Ossama Mohammed, an outspoken critic of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, has already made one about Syrian atrocities, “Silvered Water, Syria Self Portrait,” in which the horror is told directly by 1001 Syrian men and women documenting it daily with their cell phones.

“Silver Water” screened at Cannes out-of-competition, the only Arab film in the fest’s official selection.

“For all the people, demonstrating against Assad was an explosion of cinema. People screaming ‘Freedom! Freedom!’ and filming for the first time,” Mohammed said. “It was a revolution of cinema, of images, of expression.”

But, interestingly, the images he used also come from members of Assad’s military forces. In a clear sign of internal rebellion against the regime, the shocking torture scenes at the start of the film were shot “either by a soldier or a secret service officer,” Mohammed said.

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