Like so many, I struggle to reconcile the atrocities occurring daily in Syria - and many other communities around our globe - with the simplicity and grace of the life I live on the other side of the world. How do we make sense of our different realities - domesticity, safety and privilege on the one hand and a life of fear, loss and horror on the other? This film is my attempt to build a bridge between these two realities and in so doing to stand alongside those amongst our world's people whose lives are unsafe and touched by sorrow at this time.
The text combines a poem originally written in response to the genocide in Kosovo and Rwanda with lines borrowed directly from current NYTimes articles covering the Syrian crisis.
I am grateful to Moscow-based composer Darin Sysoev for making his music available to me for this film. Please click on the links below to listen to more of his compositions.