Like all kids, I tried to catch the ray of light coming from the sun.
Perhaps, the story begins there, or with the orange colored-toy, that looks like an 8 mm camera, which my uncle gifted me while I was just five years old, or the marine coast on my way to ancient Tartus to watch the films of its cinema club.
Damascus\fall of 2014
Cinema, with its synthetic nature, makes me capable of turning reality into what I wish\or don’t wish it to be!
I believe that what is happening (today) makes for an extraordinary moment in history. I am possessed with the desire to record everything, for it to become a document kept by time, so it can tell next generations something about what happened. To be precise, I do not see that war is the subject of my films as much as it is the human being.
Damascus\Winter of 2020
in Tartouss Cinema Club, I watched, for the first time, a different kind of cinema,
in which heroes were real people who live like us, go around about their lives and are neither super heroes nor their stories are epics. A cinema that puts the daily details of these people under the light of a microscope. I felt that this cinema speaks of me, I, the teenage boy in a small town on the Mediterranean sea, who is occupied with the sea and nature. I felt that this cinema resembles me, and the club drove me to delve deeper in it on the screen and inside myself.
Damascus\Winter of 2016
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