Still Recording

Syria 2018, Venice Critic’s Week FIPRESCI & Audience awards. Valdivia Best Film

First Documentary by Saeed Al Batal & Ghiath Ayoub


Saeed is a young cinema passionate trying to teach other young people in Eastern Ghouta in Syria the rules of filming, but the reality they face is much more harsh to respect any rule.
His friend Milad is on the other side of the fence, in Damascus, under the control of the regime finishing his studies in Fine Arts.


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At one point, Milad decides to leave the capital and joins Saeed in under sieged Douma where they set up a local radio station and a recording studio. They hold the camera to film everything until one day the camera films them…