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BBC Arabic Festival: "Best Feature Documentary"
5. Duhok International Film Festival: Golden Leaf Award for Best World Documentary
Daya Al-Taseh is an anti-IS satirical web series created by a group of Syrian videoactivists. They produce the episodes from their base in Gaziantep, Turkey. After receiving threats from IS supporters they leave to Istanbul with the aim to broadcast an improved topical-comedy show for Syrian TV. But obstacles keep arising in an already unstable situation, pressuring the group’s work and friendships. They are forced to make decisions about the future of their activism and the possibility of stable life in Istanbul, or elsewhere. This film is a refreshing take on the refugee crisis, the encroachment of IS and the fateful choices left to Syria’s youth.
DIRECTOR: Liliana Marinho de Sousa
PRODUCER: Zülfiye Akkulak / Liliana Marinho de Sousa
DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Orçun Bilgin, Mehmet Eren Bozbaş, Koray Kesik, Basem Nabhan
EDITORS: Liliana Marinho de Sousa / Nicole Schmeier
SOUND: Basem Nabhan, Orçun Bilgin, Bairak Alaisamee
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: NEWA Film Berlin & University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany
SUPPORT: Film Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Completion date: 01.11.2016
WORLD PREMIERE: 17.11.2016 at 33rd Kassel Documentary and Videofilm Festival
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