SATURDAY 18 MAY 2019
Doc Corner Screening Room
Directed by: Emilie SERRI
Produced by: Audrey-Ann DUPUIS-PIERRE (Double Prise)
Country of production: Canada
Original title: Damascus dreams
Completed in: January 2020
Faced with the conflict in Syria, Emilie, whose father is Syrian, tries to reconnect with her cultural heritage by imagining a fictional country able to contain both the memories of the newcomers she meets, her father’s and her own. Weaving together testimonies, archival material and performances, Damascus Dreams addresses questions of identity, memory and loss in the context of a war.