Bidayyat (Beginnings) in Syrian Revolutionary Nonfiction

When and Where

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 6:45 pm to Friday, November 24, 2023 9:00 pm


New screening and conversation series taking place at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (all films) and Innis Town Hall (panel discussion): Bidayyat [Beginnings] in Syrian Revolutionary Nonfiction. Part of JHI's Program for the Arts. The U of Toronto community can get free tickets to the screenings by using code:  BIDAYYATC
Nov 22 | 6:45pm - Our Terrible Country (Baladna alraheeb): Two dissidents embark on a perilous journey from Damascus to Raqqa and then into exile in Turkey as Syria tumbles into the abyss. Tickets
Nov 23 | 6:45pm - Still Recording: Two art students living a carefree life in Damascus decide to join the Syrian revolution by moving to Douma, a working-class suburb under rebel rule. Tickets
Nov 24 | 3:00pm - Panel Discussion at Innis Town Hall. Bidayyat: A Smuggler Between Generations. Participants: Saeed al-Batal, Mohammad Ali Atassi, Rania Stephan, Stefan Tarnowski
Nov 24 | 6:45pm - In Fields of Words: Conversations with Samar Yazbek (l-Sahel al-Mumtani'): A film-conversation between a writer and filmmaker questioning the relations between language and cinema as tools to represent war and violence. Tickets



World Records, hotdocs, Toronto Arab Film Festival and the Jackman Humanities Institute