The first documentary to present an unabashed critique of the impact of the Syrian government’s agricultural and land reforms, Everyday Life in a Syrian Village delivers a powerful jab at the state’s conceit of redressing social and economic inequities.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
"we show you the social and cultural successes of the syrian class-aware elite" and the screen shows rich yuppies on a shore to dysentery and malnutrition-ridden villagers, who wash themselves once a week bec of water deficit. it's this irony in Amiralay that i adore, which flays everyone from socialist activists-cum-logorrheic apparatchiks to union bosses-cum-feudal supporters to tribal lobbyists-cum-stakhanovites.