5 December | 18.15 | Sala 4
Directed by: Diana El Jeiroudi
Starring: Orwa Nyrabia, Rami Abou Jamra, Guevara Namer
Country: Syria, Germany, France, Qatar, Italy
Running Time: 183’
Produced by: No Nation Films, Les Films d’Ici, Arte France – Unité Documentaires, Proaction Film, Rai Cinema
Distributed by: Edition Salzgeber
Plot: Twelve years in the making, Republic of Silence bears witness to a tragedy on an epic scale, accompanied by an ever-expanding mosaic of fragile, deeply embedded moments from Diana El Jeiroudi’s life, beginning with the memory from the age of seven when her father gives her a camera, right up to the present day. Sometimes the frame holds a definitive version of what is happening in the world around the filmmaker. And then it collapses. White letters emerge on a black screen to conjure her inner world in this cinematic memoir.