15th-17th of March 2012 in Malmö and Lund

 

DOX BOX GLOBAL DAY


DOX BOX Global day is an initiative to keep alive an annual film festival in Syria during a year when it is unable to take place in the country.
Welcome to join!


Malmö & Lund are joining this world­wide campaign alongside festivals such as FidMarseille, CPH:DOX and Do­kuFest in support and solidarity with the people of Syria. Thursday program is a selection of the Dox Box Global Day program with Syrian docu­mentary films ranging from 1970s masterpieces to very recent up-to-date short documentaries by young Syrian filmmakers.

Inspired by the Dox Box Global Day initiative we also invite you to exclusive film screenings and discussions with Syrian film director Nabil Maleh on Friday and Saturday.

MORE INFORMATION & UPDATES
www.panora.nu
www.moriskapaviljongen.se
www.cmes.lu.se
www.dox-box.org

Organizers: DOX BOX International Documentary Film Festival in cooperation with Folkets Bio Malmö, CMES (Centre for Middle Eastern Studies), Moriska Paviljongen, Ibn Rushd, ARF (Film och Kultur för Mänskliga Rättigheter) and MAFF (Malmö Arab Film Festival).


Thursday 15th of March, 18:00 – MORISKA PAVILJONGEN (Spegelsalen)
FREE ENTRANCE!

18:00 DOX BOX GLOBAL DAY - part one (120 min)

FILM ESSAY ON THE EUPHRATES DAM
- Pre-movie to A Flood!
Omar Amiralay, Syria 1970, 12 min, English subtitles.

Omar Amiralay follows the construction of a dam on the Euphrates river that is supposed to bring tremendous improvement in the lives of villages around it.

 

A FLOOD IN THE BAATH COUNTRY
Omar Amiralay, Syria 2003, 46 min, English subtitles.

Thirty years after his first visit to Euphrates river, the filmmaker revisits the site in Flood in Baath Country, and reexamines the enthusiasm once generated by the Baath project.

 

BLACK STONE
Nidal Al-Dibs, Syria 2006, 62 min, English subtitles.

In an impoverished neighbourhood of Damascus, four children collect scrap metal to sell in order to help their families survive. Their wanderings through the city give them a chance to dream.

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20:00 SHORT BRAKE
DJ RAM
(Oumbaren) play his favourite classic Syrian music!
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20:15 DOX BOX GLOBAL DAY - part two (108 min)

STEP BY STEP
Oussama Mohammed, Syria 1972, 22 min, English subtitles.

Mohammad’s graduation project at the VGIK film school.
The film anticipates his cinematic style and thematic obsession with the language of violence in society.

 

SIX ORDINARY STORIES
Meyar Al Roumi, France/Syria 2007, 61 min, English subtitles.

Six taxi drivers open up in the intimacy of their cars, and take us into their daily stories traversing the streets of Damascus.

 

TOURNESOL
Anonymous director, Syria 2012, 25 min, English subtitles.
A story of a city whose men were killed and buried in its soil. Everyday, sons die, leaving their mothers to live on with grief, overburdened by their losses. However; along with the insurmountable city, people will go on, looking for their Sun, with patience, certainty and hope.

 

After the film screening the cinema venue will change to Oumbaren: 22:00 - 01:00 www.moriskapaviljongen.se



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FILM & FOCUS ON SYRIA (16th-17th of March)

Inspired by the Dox Box Global Day, the local organizers are extending the focus on Syria with two movies and meetings with the film’s director Nabir Maleh.

Nabil Maleh is a Syrian film director, screenplay writer and artist known for his innovative styles and approaches in film language since his early films. He has won over 60 awards at many International Film Festivals and is considered as the father of modern Syrian cinema, and one of the leading masters of Arab cinema.

Friday 16th of March, 18:00 – CMES (Finngatan 16), LUND
FREE ENTRANCE!

FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

THE LEOPARD
Nabil Maleh, Syria 1972, 110 min, English subtitles.

For the legendary Abu Ali al-Shahin, colonialism lives on Syria’s feudal land tenure system. Jailed, beaten and humiliated, the hero escapes to the hills and spearheads armed resistance against rural landowners and the soldiers who back them. The Leopard won The Locarno International Film Festival’s Special Leopard (25th Anniversary) Prize in 1972.

DISCUSSION (In English)
with Nabil Maleh after the screening. Facilitator: Christa Salamandra.

Mera info om Nabir Maleh finns här >>


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Saturday 17th of March, 17:00 – MORISKA PAVILJONGEN (Stora Salen)
ENTRANCE: 50 SEK

FILM SCREENING AND SEMINAR

17:00
SYRIA INTRODUCTION
Leif Stenberg from Center from Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) give a brief update on the current situation in today’s Syria.

17:30
THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS
Nabil Maleh, Syria 2005, 65 min, English subtitles.

Reversing the journey taken by scores of rural migrants, Maleh visits areas of hardship and depravation now engulfed in anti-regime protest. Framed in the idiom of Arabic legend: “In the days of old” (kan ya ma kan ayyam zaman) this road trip tells the all-too-real story of a failed nation.

The Road to Damascus, having been banned in Syria, will have it’s International Premiere in Malmö!

18:45
FILM SEMINAR (In English)
with Director Nabil Maleh. Facilitator: Christa Salamandra.

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DOX BOX INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
& DOX BOX GLOBAL DAY

“To screen parts of the Syrians’ lives back from the seventies, and to tell more about Syria, what it is, who we are, and maybe give a glance of what actually made the country rise up shouting for freedom”
- Dox Box International Documentary Film Festival.

The first non-profit and open-to-public creative documentary film festival in Syria, DOX BOX started as an initiative of independent filmmakers, back in 2007. The main mission of DOX BOX is to bring together the Arab and interna­tional filmmaking community and showcase some of the world’s best creative documentaries in a friendly and dynamic environment.

As DOX BOX is unable to complete this mission due to the events taking place in Syria, DOX BOX Global Day is an initiative to keep the festival alive by host­ing a screening night at cinemas and festivals around the world. Taking place on 15 March, it marks not only what would be the closing night of the fifth DOX BOX but also the one-year anniversary of the uprising in Syria.


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