CINE FORUM MELIES: The Shebabs of Yarmouk

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Date(s) - 27/10/2017
7:00 pm

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore


CINE FORUM MELIES: The Shebabs of Yarmouk

7.00 pm | 27th of October | Alliance Française auditorium

Free and open to all // Subtitled in English

Alex Salvatori-Sinz, France – 2013 – 1h18min – Documentary

In this spirited, humanistic film we follow five youths, third-generation Palestinian refugees living in the 50-year-old camp of Yarmouk in Syria.

Boredom, idleness, discouragement, the possibility of exile. But also hope, dreams, ideals, a passion for art. That is what Axel Salvatori-Sinz filmed in this first documentary essay, which elegantly captures the daily lives of Ala’a, Hassan, Samer, Tasneem and Waed, all of whom are in their early 20s. They are Chebabs, as third-generation Palestinian refugees born and raised in the Mukhayyam Yarmouk camp, on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, are known. An award-winner at Visions du Réel, and screened at Hot Docs and Marseille, Les Chebabs de Yarmouk looks at these young people’s complex situation with clarity and poignancy.

-Prize Regard Neuf & Special mention Interreligious Prize at VISIONS DU REEL – Nyon Switzerland
-RTP Award for Best Investigation Film at Doclisboa 2013, Portugal
-First Film Prize at Festival Jean Rouch, Paris, France
-Best emerging director at ” AL ARD doc film festival, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
-nominated for the Doc Alliance Selection Award 2013
-Nominated for the Social Impact Media Award 2014
-Audience Award at IBAFF 2014, Murcia, Spain
-special jury prize at Territoires en Images 2014, Paris, France