A Tale of Two Syrias screening in Sardinia

A Tale of Two Syrias (Director: Yasmin Fedda) is to be screened at the Al Ard International Documentary Film Festival about Palestine and the Arab World.

This unique festival in Sardinia will show the most important and recent documentary productions at international level on the traditions, lifestyles, history, politics, religion and society in Palestine and the Arab world.

The Film Festival will take place from the 21st to the 23rd of November 2013 at the Cineteatro Nanni Loy, in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.



The Arab Camera Festival

A Tale of Two Syrias is to be screened at the Arab Camera Festival in Rotterdam on Saturday 16th November 2013 (16:00). The Arab Camera Festival is an artistic haven. It shows a nuanced picture of the cultural, political, social and artistic situation in Arab countries. The movies are programmed around topical themes of the Arab community in Europe. Arab Camera creates space for open dialogue about art, human rights, emancipation and political freedom in Arab countries and in Europe and specifically in the Netherlands.

With special workshops and master classes taught by filmmakers from the Arab world and Europe, Arab Camera Film Festival Rotterdam focuses explicitly on developing talent. From this perspective, there is a special program component with experimental films and new talent every year.

The Religion Today Film Festival

A Tale of Two Syrias is to be screened at The Religion Today Film Festival in Trento, Italy.

The Religion Today Film Festival aims to contribute to the diffusion and distribution of religious films to encourage cultural and spiritual development. It promotes, through the medium of cinema, a culture of dialogue and peace among religions, beginning with recognition of our differences. The Festival also creates opportunities for filmmakers and people working in the communications media of different cultures and religions to meet and share ideas.

The 16th Religion Today Film Festival takes place in Trento, Italy (and other Italian cities) between 11th and 22nd October 2013.



A Tale of Two Syrias to be screened in Mexico

A Tale of Two Syrias (Dir. Yasmin Fedda, 64 mins) is to be screened at the BorDocs Documentary Film Festival in Tijuana, Mexico. The festival takes place between 6th and 14th September 2013.

BorDocs is a pioneering space for education as well as film and video documentary film in Northwestern Mexico. BorDocs emerged in 2003 and established itself as the first festival in Mexico that specialised in a non-fiction genre, and is the only forum of its type in Northern Mexico and the Southern United States.

A Tale of Two Syrias has now been screened at the following Film Festivals: Glasgow Film Festival (UK 2013), Sguardi Altrove (Italy 2013), Birds Eye View (UK 2013), Middle East Now (Italy 2013) and RAI Film Festival (UK 2013).

Breadmakers still Travelling the World

The remarkable international journey of our short documentary Breadmakers (Director Yasmin Fedda) continues. Breadmakers was screened at The Arc & Sprout Film Festival as part of The Arc National Convention in Bellevue, WA, USA on the 5th August 2013.

Sprout is a private, non-profit organisation, founded in 1979, offering innovative programming related to the field of developmental disabilities. Their Film Programs showcase original works of artistry with the goal of breaking down stereotypes, celebrating difference and promoting awareness of our inherent similarities.

Breadmakers was first screened in 2007 and since then has been to over 50 Film Festivals worldwide.


The Spark: A Tale of Two Syrias

A Tale of Two Syrias (Director: Yasmin Fedda) will be screened at The Spark in London on Monday 10th June.

The Spark is a week packed with film, discussion, music and workshops from 10 - 15 June 2013. It’s a chance for people to get together, share skills and strengthen movements for economic and social justice. This event takes place the week before the G8 meeting in the UK.

A Tale of Two Syrias will be screened on Monday 10th June at 7pm at The Spark, Blackfriars Hub, 58 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DS. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Yasmin Fedda.

In the afternoon (2pm-5pm) there will be a Master class with Director Yasmin Fedda. In this master class, short documentaries, and excerpts from longer ones will be screened to look at the variety of creative methods used to make engaging films. To discuss whether it is not just the message but also the approach that is important.


13th International Festival of Ethnographic Film

A Tale of Two Syrias(Dir. Yasmin Fedda) is to be screened in Edinburgh on Friday 14th June (15:15) as part of the 13th International Festival of Ethnographic Film.

The Download Horror (Review)

This was a short review of The Download Horror by Ryan McNeely which appeared in The Edinburgh Reporter after our screening in Edinburgh at The Bootleg Film Festival.

The light among this darkness was ably supplied by Jim Hickey’s hilarious The Download Horror. Inspired by cult US series Mystery Science Theatre 3000, this flick featured the voices of producers Robin Mitchell and Keith Bradley as Robbo and Dougie, two typical Scottish guys passing comments as they watched the latest movie their pal Big Al had downloaded for them. The source of this merriment was Sacrificed, a film Bradley himself had directed a few years ago but had been ultimately disappointed with. Personally, I really hope these three turn this into a regular series. I can’t wait for the further adventures of Dougie and Robbo and their big bag of crisps.

Al-Quds University Screening

A Tale of Two Syrias is to be screened at The Institute of Modern Media (IMM) at Al-Quds University on Sunday 14th April 2013.

The Institute of Modern Media was founded in 1996. It is both the media arm of Al-Quds University, where it combines the professional with the academic, and an important part of the Palestinian community and media presence. IMM has bases in Ramallah/al-Bireh as well as in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Al-Quds University is a Palestinian University founded in 1984, it educates approximately 13,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students each year. Al-Quds (“Jerusalem”) University is the only Arab university in Jerusalem.  It is of enormous importance in the shaping of the Palestinian society of the the future.

More details here about The Institute of Modern Media.


Film Middle East Now

A Tale of Two Syrias will be screened as part of the Middle East Now Film Festival in Florence, Italy on Saturday 6th April 2013.

Middle East Now is the only event in Italy dedicated to the contemporary Middle East and North Africa with the aim of highlighting the culture and identity of the countries of this part of the world and bringing them to the attention of the Italian public, overcoming stereotypes that often come out from the international mass media.

The Festival, which runs in Florence from 3rd - 8th April 2013, is also enriched by exhibitions of photography, visual arts, painting, sculpture, debates and presentations of books, with the intention of presenting the complexity of cultural and artistic expression.

More details here about Film Middle East Now.



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