Salem is an Iraqi fashion designer in Damascus. Botrus lives a remote existence in a hillside monastery. This consistently insightful and unexpected documentary offers a unique perspective on what the dream of freedom means to two very different people in the face of a brutal regime. The result is a vital snapshot of life in the year before Syria’s uprising.
Yasmin Fedda is an independent award winning filmmaker. She is also a translator and editor working in the UK, Middle East and beyond – Co-founder of Reel Festivals and film programmer for Reel Festivals since 2009.