Wajd - Songs of Separation

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sun, Sep 29 3:55 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$10.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Tags:Documentary
Immigration
Music
Release Year:2018
Runtime:87 min
Country/Region:Syria
Turkey
Language:Arabic
Website:Official Website
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/263219342
Cast/Crew
Director:Amar Chebib

Description

Inspired by the traditional music of Syria, director Amar Chebib traveled to Aleppo in 2010. Six months later, the revolution began. Moved by the harrowing experiences of the friends he made, Wajd shares the stories of three musicians turned refugees. Over five years, we become intimate with the struggles of Ibrahim, Abdulwahed, and Mohamed as they face their recent traumas. Forced to rebuild their lives in exile, they turn to their love of music to help them find meaning in the aftermath of destruction and atrocity. Intimate footage of their daily lives weaves together with bittersweet musical performances, traditional Sufi ceremonies, and poetic imagery of a pre-war Syria that no longer exists. What unfolds is a cinematic meditation on loss, yearning, and faith.

Amar Chebib is a Syrian-Canadian filmmaker. Chebib began making videos in his youth while growing up between the Middle East and North America. He graduated from the Vancouver Film School in 2006 and has since directed various short films, music videos, and commercials around the world. Amar currently resides in Vancouver where he directs and produces short branded documentaries through his production company, Luminus Films. Wajd - Songs of Separation is his first feature length documentary.


Twin Cities Arab Film Festival

Mizna and MSP Film Society present the 14th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, screening more than thirty contemporary films from Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as those from local Arab filmmakers.

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