Suleima / Suleima
Jalal MaghoutSyria / 2014 / 15' 4''
Europa Cinema, 20:00 h
Europa Cinema, 13:00 h
Suleima stands by her convictions. She joins the Syrian revolution from its start, and chooses to separate from her husband who disapproves of her activism. Both vulnerable and strong, Suleima carries on with what she sees as acts of solidarity towards her fellow citizens. Twice detained, she says: “I’d rather die than see someone arrested without trying to help.”
Jalal Maghout is an animation filmmaker and visual artist based in Berlin. He was born in Damascus in 1987 and graduated from the University of Fine Arts in Damascus in 2012. His first independent film, Creatures of Inexistence has been screened at many cultural venues and festivals in Syria and Lebanon. His second film, Canvas on Mixed Media, won the 1st prize at the MADE in MED short film contest in Belgium, and was officially selected for many international film festivals, including Annecy 2014 and the Short Film Corner of Cannes festival 2013. Maghout has created many other works and music videos, and has experience in video art, caricature, photography and painting.
categoriesGrand Competition – Short Film 2