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Our Terrible Country (Notre terrible pays)


With co-director Mohammed Ali Atassi in person

Dirs. Mohammed Ali Atassi, Ziad Homsi. Syria/Lebanon, 2014, 85 mins. North American premiere. A filmmaking journalist who puts down his camera to pick up a gun as part of the Free Syrian Army films his friend and mentor, Yassin al-Haj Saleh, the well-known writer and political dissident, in this intimate first-person view of the turmoil in Syria. The film was the grand prize winner of the FIDMarseille International Competition. 

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