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Ziad Kalthoum

Gender Male
Profile type Individual
Country Syria
Category AFAC Documentary Program, Cinema
Year 2015, 2013



Deek Beirut - Documentary
Category: Cinema
Year: 2015
Status: Open

:  In Beirut, Syrian workers live like ants in underground pits. Each morning at sunrise, they climb the construction sites and wake up the country with the first hammer stroke. A country they only know from distance, being banned from moving freely around in it or swimming in its sea. While the ‘Beirut Roosters’ rebuild the Lebanese houses, their own homes are being destroyed in the war ravaging Syria. 



The Immortal Sergeant - Feature Documentary
Category: AFAC Documentary Program
Year: 2013
Status: Closed

After he completed his mandatory military service, the filmmaker was held in retention as the revolution unfurled in his country. His military rank was that of a sergeant. During these times, he would go back to his home, located in the middle of Damascus city, take off his military uniform and return to his normal life, working as an assistant director with his friend, the filmmaker Mohammed Malas. To make sense of this schizophrenic situation, he decides to take his camera and start shooting a ‘making-of’ that will eventually go beyond Malas’s film.



AFAC Grantees at Locarno Film Festival
18 Aug, 2014


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