Sunday, January 29, 12:00 pm, The Venue

The War Show

The War Show

  • Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon
  • 100 minutes
  • 2016
  • Denmark | Finland | Syria
  • Sunday, January 29, 12:00 pm, The Venue
Jury Prize, Venice Days Award 2016; Best Human Rights Documentary Prize , Bergen International Film Festival 2016

The Syrian conflict through the eyes of an activist DJ and her friends – a chilling personal story

Obaidah Zytoon’s dreams of liberation give way to the grim realities of repression, forced emigration, and extremism in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring. But rather than dwelling on bloodshed, Zytoon focuses on the meaning of the revolution to everyday people – and reveals Syria as a place where human dreams are akin to those of everyone else in the world. Amro Khito, now living in Peterborough, was one of the filmmakers involved – shooting demonstrations against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his home town of Al-Zabadani.

Post-Film Discussion at the Venue 

An extended Q&A with Syrian cinematographer, Amro Khito, and the New Canadians Centre. Hear about Peterborough’s efforts to welcome Syrian families, and what support is needed from the community.