Everyday Life in a Syrian Village
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Apr 18, 2017 7:00–9:00pm
Apr 20, 2017 4:00–6:00pm
Organized by: Cimatheque
Venue: Cimatheque
Address: 19A ‘Adly Street Floor 5, Apt. 28, Downtown Cairo, Egypt
Admission: Tickets for 15 EGP
Event Language: Arabic, French and English subtitles
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/674587626061638/

Everyday Life in a Syrian Village
(in collaboration with essayist Saadallah Wannus)
Syrian Arab Republic,1974
Arabic, with French and English subtitles – 85 min

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. As Saadallah Wannus mentioned in his 1975 essay documenting the film’s journey, “The Story of an Arrested Film,” it was not just an attempt to produce a documentary; both he and Amiralay attempted to forge a school of filmmaking that is committed to social justice. Rarely seen but hugely influential, Everyday Life in a Syrian Village remains a landmark in the history of Arab cinema.

About screening attendance: 

- Seating in our space is limited, so first come, first seated.
- All our screenings start 30mins after the announced time.
- Price of the daily membership (Per-screening): 15LE

*Arab Documentary Cinema Package (All screenings April/May)/Individual: 175LE
*Arab Documentary Cinema Package (All screenings for April/May)/Student: 100LE