Damascus With Love

Film Showing in English as Part of the Film and Reading Series Between Marrakesh and Mashhad

Feature film, Syria 2010, 91 min, directed by: Mohamad Abdul Aziz, original Arabic version with English subtitles

Shortly before her planned immigration to Italy, Syrian Jew Hala learns that her long-lost love, Nabil, is still alive. She returns to the ancient city of Damascus and from there goes on a poetic and sometimes absurd journey through Syria in search of the love of her life. On her way, she discovers not only her own past, but also the past and the beauty of her country.

Past event
Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Film Trailer Damascus With Love

The tragicomic road movie was completed shortly before the outbreak of the Syrian civil war and is a plea for a multiconfessional, multicultural Syria.

As a prelude Viola Shafik, filmmaker, curator, and film expert will hold a talk entitled Film, Confessionalism, and Nostalgia.

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Where, when, what?

  • When

    9 March 2017, 7 pm

  • Where
    W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

Film and Reading Series (9) Between Marrakesh and Mashhad: Jews in Islamic Countries Show all

Between Marrakesh and Mashhad: Jews in Islamic Countries

This film and reading series, hosted by the Academy program’s Jewish-Islamic Forum from July 2016 to September 2017, explored the past and present of Jewish lives in different countries of North Africa and the Middle East.

Las ultimas palavras

14 September 2017
Documentary, Turkish/Ladino with English subtitles

Yousef Abad

6 July 2017
Video art by the Israeli-Iranian artist Elham Rokni; Persian/Hebrew with English and Hebrew subtitles (audio recording of the talk available)

My Father’s Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq

11 May 2017
Reading and discussion in English with the author Ariel Sabar

Iraq N’ Roll

27 April 2017
Documentary, Israel 2011, 54 min,
Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles

Damascus With Love

9 March 2017
Feature film, Syria 2010, 91 min, original Arabic version with English subtitles

The Jews and the Longest Kiss in History

14 December 2016
Documentary, Great Britain 2011, 60 min, English original version

Salata baladi – An Egyptian Salad

3 November 2016
Documentary, Egypt 2008, 105 min, Arabic with English subtitles

Villa Jasmin

28 September 2016
France 2008, 87 min, French/Arabic original soundtrack with English subtitles

El Gusto

14 July 2016
Documentary, Algeria, France, Ireland, 2012, 88 min, French/Arabic original soundtrack with English subtitles

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Jews in Islamic Countries

Film and Reading Series

2016/2017
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