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The 15th International Festival
Signes de Nuit
Lisbonne

23 November - 3 December, 2017

Universidad De Lisboa
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International Competition
Documentary
# 8
Saturday, November 25, 2017 / 7 pm
Universidade de Lisboa
Lisbonne

 

A Memory in Khaki
A Memory in Khaki

Alfoz Tanjour
Quatar
2016 / 1:48

A Syrian director dusts off memories of the past, when people were persecuted for their political beliefs. A poetic portrait of people whose homes have been turned to rubble, and a story that tells us that a free life can never be monochromatic, let alone khaki. I cant be myself anywhere else, Alfoz Tanjour says at the beginning of his heavy narrative on Damascus, the hometown he had to leave years earlier. He and other Syrians speak about the era before they were forced to flee the reach of the merciless regime; they dust off memories of the past when people were persecuted for their political beliefs. We were demonstrating to bring down the khaki color. We were against the color, in its symbolism, says one of the protagonists, Ibrahim, about his 1970s childhood, and about the militaristic state apparatus that tried to extinguish the least indication of resistance. The ever-present fear, unexpected outbreaks of terror, dark prisons these are the common denominators of the majority of stories, and they led to revolutionary outbreaks in Syrian society. A poetic portrait of people whose homes have been turned to rubble, collected fragments of memory in a film that tells us that free life can never be monochromatic, let alone khaki.
 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




November 23 - December 3, 2017

An international jury overview the sections of short films coming from all over the world. We prefer documentaries which succeed in representing the complexity of reality and discover in a new way its sensible and perturbing aspects on the same time accentuating the ambivalent and enigmatic status of reality in avoiding sterotypes and simplifing conclusions.



 

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