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9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo / See You In Chechnya

Filmladen, 17:00 h

1999 begibt sich der Georgier Alexander Kvatashidze in den Tschetschenienkrieg, um eine französische Fotografin zu begleiten. In seinem Kopf Bilder von hügeligen Landschaften im Sonnenlicht. Doch Tschetschenien hat sich verändert und der Schrecken des Krieges ist allgegenwärtig. Fast 15 Jahre umfassend, gibt der sehr persönliche Film Einsicht in die Psyche von Kriegsreporter/innen, die die Held/innen des Pressegewerbes sind und zugleich einen hohen Preis zahlen: Leid und Tod bleiben an ihnen hängen und auch wenn sie lebend zurückkommen, scheint ein Teil ihrer selbst für immer verloren.

9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo

9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo

One morning in August 2012, renowned Syrian photographer Issa Touma saw men lugging sandbags into his street. It turned out to be the start of the Syrian uprising in the city of Aleppo, a war starting right in front of his window. Touma grabbed his camera, started shooting, and spent nine days held up in his apartment, where the camera became his constant companion in lonely and scary hours. The result? An unprecedented glimpse into a war that has been raging for three years now.

  • Niederlande, Syrien
  • 00:12:50
  • Director: Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen
  • Production: Jos de Putter
  • Photography: Issa Touma
  • Editing: Thomas Vroege & Floor van der Meulen
  • Music: -
  • Sound: Tom Jansen
  • Languages: ar
  • Subtitles: en
  • Year: 2015

See You in Chechnya

See You in Chechnya

September 1999. For Alex, as for the rest of Georgians, war in Chechnya seemed to be far away, seen only on the screens of Russian media. In fact it was just behind the Caucasus Mountains. He'd never imagine going there, but he did. He followed her, the French photographer he had met just a few days before at the fashion show. Alex discovers the world of War Reporters and wants to become one of them, but he doesn't succeed. He keeps in connected to war through his friend, practicing war reporters and observes what war does to them for 15 years.

  • Georgien, Estland, Frankreich, Deutschland
  • 01:09:00
  • Director: Alexander Kvatashidze
  • Production: Alexander Kvatashidze, Rebecca Houzel, Juliette Cazanave, Eero Talvistu
  • Photography: Alexander Kvatashidze, Niko Tarielashvili
  • Editing: Amrita David, Sophie Reiter, Alexander Kvatashidze
  • Sound: Amélie Canini
  • Languages: en,fr,et
  • Subtitles: en
  • Year: 2016
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  • World Premiere