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Two Cities And A Prison

Project information

Talent soudade kaadan
Role of participant director
Director soudade kaadan
Producer soudade kaadan
Screenwriter soudade kaadan
Status finished

Production details

Running time 39 min
Genre Creative Documentary
Year of production 2008
Country of Production Syrian Arab Republic


still / picture for Two Cities And A Prison
still / picture for Two Cities And A Prison
still / picture for Two Cities And A Prison


Synopsis

In 2008, an interactive theatre group presents two performances, in two cities in Syria: Quameshly and Hassakeh. Whilst touring the cities, the theatre group dealt with taboo issues and controversial subject matter, such as gender equality, stimulating discussion and debate in the audiences. At the end of their tour, and in the second half of this documentary, they visited a jail where they encouraged prisoners to recount their stories and feelings about incarceration into a play The film watches the prisoners discuss the ways in which jail has transformed them and how working through a dramatic production has created a framework for them to express these feelings.

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