The Cave – Syria: Kampen om historien

Cinemateket Dronningens gate 16, Oslo, Oslo

En kvinnelig lege ledet et underjordisk sykehus i Ghouta, Syria, under beleiringen fra 2013 til 2018. Filmen The Cave skildrer livet under bomberegnet og arbeidet til lege Amani Ballour og hennes kolleger. Filmen vant publikumsprisen på den prestisjetunge Toronto internasjonale filmfestival i september og er nå med i Oscar-løpet.   The Cave This extraordinary film…

The Silence of Others – No Peace without Justice

Cinemateket Dronningens gate 16, Oslo, Oslo

In collaboration with HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival and Nobel Peace Center The Silence of Others A shocking history about how the lack of justice after the dictatorship of Franco’s regime in Spain has forced hundreds of thousands of victims and their families to stay silent about their suffering, even today. A turning point came…

Privacy of Wounds

Cinemateket Dronningens gate 16, Oslo, Oslo

Hasan, Mazen, and Khaldoon are former prisoners of conscience from some of Syria’s most notorious prisons. Convinced that the three strangers will communicate openly and honestly with each other, the director observes them from the outside of a simulated prison cell in Oslo, using three remote-controlled cameras. Despite the horrors they experienced in captivity in…

Syrian Doc Days – Oslo

Cinemateket Dronningens gate 16, Oslo, Oslo

Syrian Doc Days - Oslo What Syria Was and What it Must Not Be In this first ever Syrian Doc Days in Oslo we will take a deep look into the Syrian society under the authoritarian rule of the Baath party and the Assad regime. Through documentary films and discussions we will examine the relationship…

Aleppo’s Fall

Cinemateket Dronningens gate 16, Oslo, Oslo

Om filmen Aleppos opprør mot regimet og senere sammenbrudd under massivt bombardement er som et symbol på den arabiske våren. Folket reiste seg i protest mot diktaturet men motstanden var splittet i mange fraksjoner og den klarte aldri stå imot volden fra regimet. I filmen Aleppo's Fall reiser den norsk-syriske regissøren Nizam Najjar tilbake til…

Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad

Cinemateket Dronningens gate 16, Oslo, Oslo

SPACE, Oslo Dokumentarkino and FN-sambandet invite you to a screening of Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad followed by a panel discussion about the prospects of prosecuting war crime committed in Syria in Norwegian courts. About the film This documentary tells the hidden story of tens of thousands of men, women and children forcibly disappeared…

The Warriors of Hope: Syria’s New Civil Society

Cinemateket Dronningens gate 16, Oslo, Oslo

The only positive that has come out of the horrific Syrian war is a new and vibrant civil society. Under Assad’s regime there were no independent organisations or political parties. The hope for a better future is to be found in a strong civil society that can keep its government in check, and stop it from…

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Why is Russia Bombing Syrians? – HRHW 2016

Cinemateket Dronningens gate 16, Oslo, Oslo

The Syrian sky is crowded with jet fighters from different corners of the world. While none of these is contributing to solving the Syrian conflict, Russia has been specifically accused by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch of targeting civilians, using cluster bombs and committing atrocities that amount to war crimes. In September 2015 Russia…

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Syria Shorts: Portraits from Dystopia – HRHW 2016

Cinemateket Dronningens gate 16, Oslo, Oslo

Love during the Siege They come in sinking boats. They hide in asphyxiating underbellies of trucks. Their lives are destroyed and their suffering left them with lack of means and choices. But along with the piece of land upon which they live, they have access to a camera, and some of them are making films.…

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Palestinization of Syrian Refugees – Panel and film

Cinemateket Dronningens gate 16, Oslo, Oslo

The situation for the refugees has become increasingly present in the Norwegian and European media over the last weeks and months. However, the debate about the refugees is still being repeatedly depoliticized and reduced into a question of numbers only. In this debate we will take as a point of departure the assertion that the…