Columbia Global Centers l Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006
SILVERED WATER: A SYRIAN SELF-PORTRAIT, 2014, Ossama Mohammed and Wiam Simav Bedrixan, 92 min.
In exile in Paris, Syrian filmmaker Ossama Mohammed was contacted by Bedrixan, a school teacher in the city of Homs, asking him what kinds of things she should shoot chronicling the destruction of her city. Meanwhile, Mohammed was receiving, directly and indirectly, literally hundreds of hours of footage shot mainly on cell phones bearing witness to the ongoing war. Brilliantly weaving together Bedrixan’s images, cell phone footage, and commentaries by both Bedrixan and Mohammed, SILVERED WATER offers a devastating look at the Syrian civil war, seen from the inside by those who were living it day by day. The result is an unflinching account of the personal experience of war as well as a meditation on how the Syrian has been portrayed and understood internationally.
Co-director Ossama Mohammed will be present to discuss the film after this screening.