The War Show

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sat, Sep 30, 2017 9:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00
Student (Box Office Only):$10.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Tags:Documentary
Politics
Road Movie
Women Directors
War
Release Year:2016
Runtime:100 min
Festivals & Awards:Venice International Film Festival, 2016
Toronto International Film Festival, 2016
Bergen International Film Festival, 2016
Country/Region:Syria
Denmark
Sweden
Finland
Language:Arabic
w/ English subtitles
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xUGG8IHGLo
Cast/Crew
Director:Andreas Møl Dalsgaard
Obaidah Zytoon

Description

The War Show tracks the experiences of radio host Obaidah Zytoon and her friends after they join the street protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in March 2011. This group of artists and activists filmed their perspective on this pivotal moment, even as the regime’s violent response spiraled into a bloody civil war and their hopes for a better future were tested by imprisonment and death. While making the film, Zytoon journeyed throughout the country, from her hometown Zabadani to the center of the rebellion in Homs and to northern Syria. A deeply personal road movie, The War Show captures the fate of Syria through the intimate story of a small circle of friends as their lives intersect with war.


Director’s Biography

Andreas Møl Dalsgaard is a documentary filmmaker, writer, and producer who was born in Denmark.

Obaidah Zytoon was born in al-Zabadani, Syria. She is a radio DJ. In The War Show, Zytoon and co-director Dalsgaard document her firsthand experiences protesting the Syrian regime.


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TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FEST

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