Cinema: Syrian DOCmed participant selected for financing

Alhamwi, in Syria there is a step in struggle for more freedom

04 July, 14:49

(ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, JULY 04 - A DOCmed documentary project from Syria is one of five film projects from the southern Mediterranean to receive funding and professional support from the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) Crossroads programme.

Hazem Alhamwi is a 2011 participant in DOCmed, a training programme supported by Euromed Audiovisual and AFAC, according to the Enpi website (www.enpi-info.eu) will receive support to complete 'Caravan in a Room', a retrospective narrative to describe the impact of the political regime on Syrian citizens.

''What is happening now in Syria - wrote the filmmaker and cartoonist - is a step in the struggle for a better society and more freedom. I wish the film to be honest about what is happening in the manner of art as non-violent human expression''. Jury members selected six projects from over 142 applications sent in from around the Arab world. Beyond financial support, the selected projects will receive professional support in development, production, post-production, promotion, and distribution. DOCmed is a training programme, designed for Arab professionals in the documentary films domain who have a project that qualifies to be produced as an international coproduction. (ANSAmed)
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