Tales of the Silk Road | Chapter 3: Syria

Bagri Foundation and Shorts on Tap present Tales of the Silk Road: Chapter 3 Syria, on Wednesday 24 July 2019, 1.45 – 5pm at the BFI Southbank (NFT2 cinema) London SE1 8XT.


Through an engaging programme of short films, documentaries and discussion, we share the voices of Syria, its human stories and the country’s vision for the future.

We see a country whose rich history and culture has been deeply affected by recent, devastating conflict and this narrative leads much of the artistic output. Yet within this, we feature gems of storytelling and activism.

The event will be hosted by Syrian/Spanish researcher Gabriel Garroum and will feature a special live performance by Syrian oud player Rihab Azar. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion with attending filmmakers and broadcaster, journalist and filmmaker Bidisha and Syrian researcher and writer Zaher Omareen.

Short Film Programme (alphabetical order): 

Aixo Era Casa Meva (42:00″) Directed by Xavi Segura (UK Premiere) 

Aleppo (20:11″) Directed by Anthony Grippa 

Barbed Wire (04:44″) Directed by Aktham Alwani

My Uncle Abdullah (06:33″) Directed by Hamood Algneid 

The Truth (11:00″) Directed by Marcelle Aleid 

Um Firas (24:40″) Directed by Madeleine Kate McGowan 

Tales of the Silk Road, is a series which began in Autumn 2018, depicting and deciphering Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan by creating a visually compelling narrative of each country.  

Pictured: Film still from Això Era Casa Meva, Directed by Xavi Segura


Jul 24 2019


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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