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.
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"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.