Bagri Foundation and Shorts on Tap present Tales of the Silk Road: Chapter 3 Syria, on Wednesday 24 July 2019, 1.45 – 5:45pm at the BFI Southbank (NF2 Cinema 2).
Through an engaging programme of short films, documentaries and discussion, we share the voices of Syria, its human stories and the country’s vision for the future.
We see a country whose rich history and culture has been deeply affected by recent, devastating conflict and this narrative leads much of the artistic output. Yet within this, we feature gems of storytelling and activism.
The event will be hosted by Syrian/Spanish researcher Gabriel Garroum and will feature a special live performance by Syrian oud player Rihab Azar. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion with attending filmmakers and broadcaster, journalist and filmmaker Bidisha and Syrian researcher and writer Zaher Omareen.
Short Film Programme:
Aixo Era Casa Meva (42:00″) by Xavi Segura (UK Premiere)
Aleppo (20:11″) by Anthony Grippa
Barbed Wire (04:44″) by Aktham Alwani
My Uncle Abdullah (06:33″) by Hamood Algneid
The Truth (11:00″) by Marcelle Aleid
Um Firas (24:40″) by Madeleine Kate McGowan