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Not a Matter of If, But When
 
 
Not a Matter of If, But When

Type:
Short Film

Director:
Julia Meltzer and David Thorne

Year:
2006

Time:
17 mintues

Language:
Arabic with English subtitles
    Winner! Transmediale Award - Transamediale Festival, Berlin

"A knockout!" - Christopher Knight, LA Times

Developed with the filmmakers while living in Damascus, young Syrian performer Rami Farah uses various modes of address such as a promise, a threat, a curse, a joke and a premonition in order to speak to the current state of affairs in Syria and the Middle East.

Through a combination of direct address and fantastical narrative, Rami's improvisations speak to living in a condition of uncertainty, chaos and stasis.

The institutional DVD purchase copies also include the documentary film We Will Live to See These Things, also directed by Julia Meltzer and David Thorne.

This film is available with a Digital Site License (DSL), which allows colleges, universities, or libraries to encode, locally host, and stream the film to their community on a closed, password-protected system.

Rental Information
This film is available from AFD for public screenings and television broadcast. For information regarding rental rates and formats, please contact info@arabfilm.com for institutional/non-theatrical screenings, or info@arabfilm.com for theatrical, festival, television, or other bookings.

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