VIDEO – The Translator: diving into the heart of the Syrian revolution

10 years after the Arab Spring and the aborted Syrian revolution, Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf invite us to dive back into this episode through the story and the journey of a man ready to put his life in danger to save his brother.

The story: In 2000, Sami was the translator for the Syrian Olympic team in Sydney. A slip of the tongue during the translation forced him to stay in Australia, where he was granted political refugee status. In 2011, the Syrian revolution broke out and Sami’s brother was arrested during a peaceful demonstration. Despite the dangers, he decides to risk everything and return to Syria to free him.

“We did not participate in the peaceful protests that took place at the start of the Syrian revolution. Although we supported the protesters, we did not lend our voice. We were afraid to do so. We were afraid to do so. to be arrested, tortured or killed “ explain Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf. “And while we fully recognize that making a film about the revolution is very little compared to those who risked their lives to participate in it, this film nonetheless represents the need to bear witness.”

A testimony that French spectators will be able to discover on the big screen from September 13.

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