ONE WORLD 2011: Shout
Date: 25 May 2011 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Venue: BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts, 23 Rue Ravenstein, 1000 Bruxelles
Film by Ester Gould, Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Netherlands, 2010, 75 min.
Ezat and Bayan were born in the part of the Golan Heights that is under Israeli control. Their parents come from Syria and the biggest dream both youths have is to make a journey to the land of their forebears. Every day, on a rock at the Israeli-Syrian border, they dream about life on the other side. They get an opportunity to realise this dream when they turn 18 and receive permission to study in the Syrian capital Damascus. Just like other young people, they become intoxicated with their newly acquired freedom, but this is necessarily accompanied by a sense of being cut off from their families and feelings of loneliness in the anonymity of a big city. Ultimately, every great adventure is associated with the need to make a choice. In the case of these young Syrian men, this choice is represented by a dilemma that will change their lives forever: should they stay or should they return?
This screening is part of the One World in Brussels 2011 film festival.