‘Silvered Water’ at CPH:DOX
Sara Thelle recommends Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait, calling it “poetry, in the dialogs, in the images, in the editing.”[sic] However she warns that the strength of the images that Ossama Mohammed and Wiam Simav Bedirxan have woven together permits us such an unusually unobstructed view of the “Horror. Hell”, of the lives of Syrian civilians that it has haunted her ever since she watched it. Yet Thelle commands her readers to see the film, firstly because it is a rare glimpse of what is really going on in Syria, from the civilian perspective, and because, artistically, she “would not hesitate to call it a masterpiece”.
Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait will be screened twice at the CPH:DOX festival in Copenhagen, which began today and continues until the 19th.