24Apr 2015

‘The Mulberry House’ Showing in Vienna

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Director of The Mulberry House, Sara Ishaq was in Vienna a few weeks ago for the film’s premiere on the 10th April. The film won the top Jury Prize at This Human World Festival in 2014, and returned to the city for its cinema release.

More here

22Apr 2015

The George Polk Award 2014 Goes to ‘Return to Homs’

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LIU has announced that the winner of its prestigious George Polk Award for 2014 is Return to HomsMore here

21Apr 2015

El Jeiroudi on Jury for Inaugural Golden Eye Awards @ Cannes

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Proaction Film’s co-founder Diana El Jeiroudi is on Jury for Cannes Festival’s first Documentary“Golden Eye Award”. The award is created by Scam and Cannes Festival for the first time in 2015 to honour Documentary Cinema. Presided by Rithy Panh, with Nicolas Philibert, Irene Jocob and Scott Foundas of Variety, in addition to El Jeiroudi, as members, the jury will award the best documentary across Official Selection, Sidebars, Directors’ Fortnight and Critics Week. Press release here.

20Apr 2015

Silvered Water Selected as Audiences’ Favourite Film of AL Film Festival Berlin

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The combined audience of the AL Film Film Festival 2015, held in Berlin, has selected Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait as their favourite film of the year and received standing ovations at its screenings!

Read here

 

13Apr 2015

‘Silvered Water’ in Arab Film Festival Berlin

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The second screening of Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait as part of the Arabisches Film Festival in Berlin will take place on Tuesday 14th, at the Arsenal cinema on Potsdamer Strasse. Buy tickets

09Apr 2015

Proaction Films To Take Part in AFAC Film Week

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BotSilvered Water – ماء الفضّة and Return To Homs – العودة إلى حمص will be screened during AFAC Film Week in Cairo 15-22 April 
Both films have been supported by AFAC.

الفيلمان نالا الدعم من الصندوق العربي للثقافة والفنون.

 

09Apr 2015

The Mulberry House Wins Jury Award at This Human World

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Proaction Film’s production of Sara Ishaq’s documentary The Mulberry House, won the Jury Award at This Human World 2014 and will celebrate its Austrian theatrical release in April 2015.The film will be shown from 10th of April on at Top Kino, one of Vienna’s finest arthouse cinemas.

 

02Apr 2015

‘Silvered Water’ Selected for COLCOA 2015

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The 2015 lineup for COLCOA, the Los Angeles-based French film festival, has just been announced and Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait will be screened as part of the festival’s World Cinema Produced by France series. Read here

 

 

11Mar 2015

‘Silvered Water’ Receives Honorary Mention at Tempo Festival 2015

‘Silvered Water’ has been lauded with Honorary Mention by the Jury for Best Foreign Documentary Film, at Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm. The film was selected from 9 competing films to receive this accolade.

 

24Feb 2015

Silvered Water Wins Top Awards at !f Istanbul 2015

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Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait won the top award at !f Istanbul Festival’s eight-piece Love & Change competition on Sunday.

The festival’s Love & Change competition, first introduced last year, aims to reward “directors who have succeeded in changing the world with their cameras.” Read here

 

12Feb 2015

‘Silvered Water’ Screenings in France, Spain and the US

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This week, alongside further screenings of Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait in France and Spain, in the US the film will be screened at the True/False Film Festival in Missouri. Read here

 

 

30Jan 2015

‘Silvered Water’ Is a “Cry From the Heart”

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Barbara Castro, writing for The Whip, describes Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait as “a powerful, multi-layered film that isn’t just a documentary about war but a cry of grief from the Syrian people.” Read here

 

 

 

28Jan 2015

‘Silvered Water’ Selected To Compete At This Year’s !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival

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Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait has been chosen to compete alongside 7 other films in  the Love & Change competition category at this year’s !f Istanbul Festival. Introduced last year to the festival’s program, the festival organisers explain that the Love & Change competition is aimed at highlighting “directors who have succeeded in changing the world with their cameras”.

The 14th !f İstanbul International Independent Film Festival will run from Feb. 12-22 in İstanbul and Feb. 26-March 1 in Ankara and İzmir. Read here

 

05Jan 2015

‘Return to Homs’ To Be Screened on Al Aarabiya

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Return to Homs will be screened on Al Arabiya towards the end of this week.
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05Jan 2015

‘Return to Homs’ Is One of Vimeo’s Best Films of 2014

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Return to Homs has been selected as one of Vimeo’s top films of the year. Jeffrey Bowers writes that “Talal Derki allows you to watch a civil war unfold literally in front of your eyes through unflinching reportage and on-the-ground footage during the Syrian revolution.” Read here

05Jan 2015

‘Silvered Water’ Chosen as One of the Top 10 Films of 2014 by French Press

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A survey of the collected French Press ranks Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait 3rd among the Top 10 documentaries of 2014. Le Monde called it “a requiem for the revolution. Read here

 

18Dec 2014

‘Return to Homs’ Nominated for Cinema Eye Awards

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Return To Homs has been nominated for two Cinema Eye Honours awards, for Debut Feature and Production.​ Read here

 

18Dec 2014

‘The Mulberry House’ Awarded at This Human World Festival

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The Mulberry House has received the Jury Prize of the Austrian This Human World film festival, and looks forward to a theatrical release in Austria in coming months. Read here

 

 

18Dec 2014

‘Silvered Water’ Receives Special Mention at Filmmaker Festival, Italy

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Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait receives a special mention from the jury of Filmmaker Festival in Italy; “for the ability to disrupt the certainties of the viewer through a work highly emotional and political, while demonstrating a deep compassionate understanding, giving shape and meaning to all images available”. Read here

 

18Dec 2014

New Digital Releases of ‘Return to Homs’

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Netflix and POV have acquired Return to Homs for the North American markets. For Arab World audiences, the film will also be premiered on Al Arabiya very soon.

 

18Dec 2014

Review of ‘Silvered Water’ in Le Monde

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Jaques Mandelbaum calls Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait a requiem for the Revolution.

Read here

 

 

17Dec 2014

Piece on ‘Silvered Water’ in La Città Nuova

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(In Italian) Read the piece here: La Città Nuova

 

16Dec 2014

Crowd-Funding Launch for ‘Silvered Water’

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Our partners in Les Films d’Ici just launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the additional expenses for Silvered Water’s theatrical release in France… thanks for contributing and for sharing with friends. Read here
 
15Dec 2014

‘Silvered Water’ Opens in France

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait will be released throughout France on 17th December 2014. It will be screened in the following cinemas:
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15Dec 2014

CBS 60 Minutes Piece “Inside Homs”

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CBS correspondent Bob Simon interviews Orwa Nyrabia, Talal Derki and Wiam Simav Bedirxan for 60 Minutes, as part of a segment called ‘Inside Homs’. Watch the segment and other clips from the interviews with Nyrabia and others here.

 

12Dec 2014

French Trailer of ‘Silvered Water’ Released

The French trailer of Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait has been released, ahead of the film’s release in France on the 17th of December. Watch here

10Dec 2014

‘Return to Homs’ Selected Among Indiewire’s Top 12 Documentaries of 2014

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Indiewire has nominated Return to Homs as one of its Top 12 Documentaries of 2014, alongside Laura Poitras’ ‘Citizenfour’. The author of the list, Anthony Kaufman, describes the film as “an affecting and devastating portrait”. Read here

 

 

08Dec 2014

Review of ‘Silvered Water’ in Fragil Magazine

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Nathalie Guilotte reviews Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait for French online magazine, Fragil, musing that, “pendant une heure trente, des images brutes nous donnent à voir l’ampleur de la tragédie collective syrienne qui, par delà, revêt un aspect universel”. Read here

 

 

 

05Dec 2014

Cairo Review 2014: Silvered Water

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Writing for Twitch, Shelagh M Rowan-Legg writes that Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait is “harrowing, not for the faint of heart, and poetic even in it’s depiction of the most terrible tragedy.” Read here

 

05Dec 2014

“The horror is beyond comprehension”: Silvered Water Reviewed in The Huffington Post

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Karin Badt reviews Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait, calling it “a shocking film” but drawing attention to the film’s identity as a piece of art, beyond it’s ability to bear witness to the horror of the situation in Syria. Read here