“Whisper”: documentary tackles Syrian’s lost dreams


Syrian girl appears in a sketch of "Whisper" documentary film. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Urfa, Turkey In the Turkish southern city of Urfa, al-Khabour group (a Syrian civil forum) started earlier this week filming a short documentary under the title “Whisper”.

The film, produced by al-Khabour Civil Forum with no external fund, describes the sufferings of the Syrian refugees and the internally displaced people as well as the crisis-caused destruction.

“Whisper” is starred by some Syrian children and members of the forum.

Speaking to ARA News, head of al-Khabour Forum and director of the film, Daham al-Satam, said: “This documentary film in mainly inspired by the hard reality Syrian’s face under war conditions and the mass displacement which resulted in the elimination of dreams these peoples had once. The basic ideas are expressed symbolically and indirectly in the film.”

“Dialogue is limited in this film. The main focus is on the actors’ monologues,” al-Satam said.

The director of “Whisper” pointed out that the film flashes swing between the destroyed inland to exile where the Syrian human “is fragmented of the distance from home and acute need.”

“The film also tackles the vague future awaiting Syrian children. Children’s aspiration to a safe life full of love, hope and toleration remain intact in the development of the events in this documentary.”

Al-Satam considers his film as a peaceful and brotherly message to the world entailing that “all Syrians love life and freedom”.

The film’s idea is by Daham al-Satam; scenario and poems by Mohammed Saeed al-Garbi; starring by Nagam Kassar and Hussen Melhim.


Reporting by: Redwan Bizar

Source: ARA News

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