Rethink Rebuild Society invites you to a FREE screening of the film
True Stories of Love, Life, Death and Sometimes Revolution (2012)
Followed by Q&A with co-director Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (on Skype from Denmark)
Directed by Nidal Hassan and Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen
In Arabic and English with English subtitles,
Runtime 62 minutes
At Rethink Rebuild Society, Longsight Business Park, Hamilton Road, Manchester M13 0PD
Date: Sunday 27 January at 7PM
Please arrive on time as the screening will start at 7:15 promptly.
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This essay-documentary begins as an inquiry into violence against women in pre-revolution Syria. However, as soon as Lilibeth arrives in Damascus to work on the film with Nidal, in March 2011, the Syrian uprising begins. We are confronted with swiftly changing realities as Syria witnesses waves of protests and brutal crackdowns. The narrative itself twists and turns too, and the lines between Nidal Hassan’s life and the film become increasingly blurred. His friends are thrown behind bars for their activism as Assad’s thugs terrorize the population.
In prison, Nidal scribbles the storyline on a scrap of paper before he flees to Lebanon and Germany. He is never merely an observer, but always a part of the film and a part of the uprising, deeply entrenched in his own reflections on a society in upheaval.
Watch trailer here: https://vimeo.com/152419161