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Emergency Cinema in Syria

Thursday, June 19, 2014

'Saving Citizen Osama,' a film by the Abounaddara Collective "Saving Citizen Osama," a film by the Abounaddara Collective, being shown during the Human Rights Watch Film Festival (Abounaddara Collective/Human Rights Watch Film Festival)

Andrea Holley, deputy director of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, discusses “emergency cinema” in Syria with Charif Kiwan, producer and spokesperson for the Abounaddara Collective, whose short films will be shown at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Founded in 2010, the Abounaddara Collective is a group of filmmakers working to provide a different image of Syrian society from what's represented in the mainstream media. Since April 2011, the collective has produced one short film every week, working in a state of emergency. Abounaddara Collective shorts will be screening Thursday, June 19, 7:00 pm, at IFC Center, as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

Guests:

Andrea Holley and Charif Kiwan

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