Official competition documentaries
OUR TERRIBLE COUNTRY : SYRIA (2014)
Director: Mohammad Ali Atassi, Ziad Homsi
Screenplay: Mahammad Ali Atassi
Cinematography: Ziad Homsi, Saeed Albatal
Music: Nadim Mishlawe
Editor: Marwan Ziadeh
Sound: Nadim Mishlawe
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How to make a film on violence without directly showing or reproducing it? The film Our terrible country attempts to respond to this approach by taking us on the perilous journey of Yassin Haj Saleh, a well-known Syrian intellectual and dissident, and young photographer Ziad Homsi who travel together in an arduous, dangerous route from the liberated area of Douma, Damascus to Raqqa in northern Syria, only to find themselves eventually forced to leave their home country for a temporary exile.
Mohammad Ali Atassi - a Syrian journalist and documentary filmmaker - has been writing for several Arab and international newspapers on political and cultural topics, and directed 3 documentaries, among which award-winning Waiting for Abu Zaid on Egyptian reformist islamic thinker Nasr Hamid Abu Zaid .