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Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait

Ma'a al-Fidda

France, 2014
  • Arabic
  • English


A look at first-hand video accounts of violence in modern-day Syria as filmed by activists in the besieged city of Homs.
Warning: Graphic Content

Our take

“1001 images of Syria, shot by 1001 Syrians,” says Mohammed, an exile in Paris following the traces of his country’s war found online. Later, Kurdish director Wiam Simav Bedirxan sends him footage from Homs. An immensely powerful and moving correspondence between exile and home, images and reality.

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait Directed by Ossama Mohammed, Wiam Bedirxan Watch now
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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival


BFI London Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Grierson Award

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

2014 | Nominee: Best Documentary Feature Film

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Prize of Excellence

2014 | Nominee: Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize

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