From My Syrian Room

Hazem Alhamwi  |  Crossroads  |  2012  |  Syria
The year 2011 witnessed the beginning of an unprecedented social movement in Syria after 40 years of political stagnation. In the early months of the uprisings, I was overtaken by a deep feeling of the certainty of death looming near me, around me. This film shares narratives from Syria. Some are personal stories; others are social commentaries; some arise from the present; others look at the past; all seek to explain the reasons for the outbreak of this revolution and how one’s soul can transform from seeking death to finding a new desire for life.