English title: The conference of the birds Year: 2020 Length: 01:25:00 Categories: Film / TV / Video, documentary
Project type: Diplom
The Syrian-catholic community of Al-Khalil is renowned for its work of dialogue and close relationship to Islam. During the Syrian civil war, several members of the community were kidnapped by the terrorist group ISIS: Fleeing the persecution, some of the monks and nuns found a new home in the city of Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. With the expanding conflict they took in many displaced families in the monastery. As one of the different programs hosted by the community, a theatre workshop took place. The participants built a play based on the book ""The conference of the birds"" by the islamic mystic Farid ud.Din Attar, intertwining the Sufi allegories with their own personal experiences. It is summer 2017. ISIS is on the retreat and soon the first families will make the journey back home. These are the last days for these people of different origins and believes, sharing daily life in the small rosegarden.
Regie und Bildgestaltung: Shahab Kermani Montage: Shahab Kermani, Elisabeth Raßbach, Walid Fellah Beratung Montage: Rita Schwarze Sounddesign und Mastering: Marek Vorreiter, Janis Ahnert Übersetzung: Harem Bahaddin, Marwa Zein, Jemil Matloub Farbkorrektur: Fabiana Cardala Produktion: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln und Shahab Kermani Förderung: Auswärtiges Amt
Prof. Sophie Maintignieux, Prof. Dr. Sabine Rollberg, Andreas Altenhoff
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
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