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Director: Soudade Kaadan
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The film project won the MAD Solutions award, within the Venice Final Cut workshop, at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.
Won an award, which offers creating a 35mm un-subtitled copy of the film or contributing to its DCP version, at the Fribourg International Film Festival.
This film has also received Bidayyat’s documentary grant 2016 and Screen Institute Beirut’s fund.
Obscure Poster
2017/ Syria - Lebanon57 min/ Documentary
Original Title
Obscure tells the story of Ahmad, a Syrian child who doesn’t want to remember that he is Syrian. Half traumatized, half trying to escape his reality, Ahmad prefers to be silent and asleep. In his silence and refusal to talk, he takes us in a journey where individual and collective Syrian memories collapse.
Screenwriter: Soudade Kaadan
DOP: Soudade Kaadan
Talal Khoury
Editor: Chaghig Arzoumanian
Soudade Kaadan
Production Company(ies)
KAF Production
Amira Kaadan
Salma Kaf
film festivals
film festivals World Premiere at the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival (CPH:DOX), Denmark
film festivals Festival International de Films de Fribourg, Switzerland
film festivals Shubbak Festival, UK
film awards
film awards MAD Solutions award within the Venice Final Cut workshop at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival
“A solemn and heartbreaking film about a Syrian boy's road back to childhood.” CPH:DOX