The War Show

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The War Show begins in 2011. Civil war has not yet engulfed Syria, and activists demonstrate peacefully. In one early scene, a boisterous group of protesters sing and chant anti-Assad slogans. Zytoon’s friends, also carrying cameras, are grinning ear... read more

The War Show begins in 2011. Civil war has not yet engulfed Syria, and activists demonstrate peacefully. In one early scene, a boisterous group of protesters sing and chant anti-Assad slogans. Zytoon’s friends, also carrying cameras, are grinning ear to ear as the early optimism of the Arab Spring seems to foretell a peaceful, secular revolution: “Muslims and Christians, freedom for all!” they cry. Zytoon describes her young friends as they hang out and discuss plans. Houssam is an architecture student, Rabea a drummer, Lulu a law student. The men have long hair and dress stylishly. The women do not wear hijabs. The friends mount a protest that ends in confusion. “The plan was to have a flash demonstration, videotape it and go home,” Zytoon says later. But they start the protest before enough participants have arrived, and government thugs break it up.

Original Release

09/08/2016

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Cast

Obaidah Zytoon Herself, Syrian DJ, radio Sham FM
Nawwara Herself
Amal Herself
Muhammad Houssam Himself
Lulu Herself
Hisam Himself, Lulu's boyfriend
Rabea Himself
Argha Himself
Fifi Herself, Fifi the Dog
Madaya Himself
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon

Writers

Oqba Bouzian, Andreas Dalsgaard, Alaa Hassan, Miriam Nørgaard, Spencer Osberg, Obaidah Zytoon

Cast

Obaidah Zytoon Herself, Syrian DJ, radio Sham FM
Nawwara Herself
Amal Herself
Muhammad Houssam Himself
Lulu Herself
Hisam Himself, Lulu's boyfriend
Rabea Himself
Argha Himself
Fifi Herself, Fifi the Dog
Madaya Himself
Hasan Himself, Free Syrian Army
Raed Al-Fares Himself (as Raed al-Fares)

Producers

Editors

Adam Nielsen

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