On the Edge of Life

Yaser Kassab  |  AFAC Documentary Program  |  2015  |  Syria
Producer: Director: Mohamad Kassab
Yaser and his partner Rima leave Syria to Lebanon, however, after receiving the news that his younger brother passed away in Aleppo, they end up in a remote and empty place in Turkey. They reside in this place where the silence and the monotonous daily life are broken by the loud noise of the call with the family members still living in Aleppo. With dark images that are likely metaphorical, Kassab documents the passive side of war where there is no action or violence—only the endless monotony of an uncertain future, and the apathy that comes along with it. This personal account covers sadness, memories, and the hope for a better future.