9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo continues its international film festival and travels to Brazil! On 29 – 31 August, the short documentary by Issa Touma Thomas Vroege and Floor van der Meulen is screened at Odense International Film Festival.
OFF is Denmark’s international short film festival, and with its launch in 1975, it is also the country’s oldest film festival. OFF is a different film festival that was started with passion and creativity, a spirit that the festival has maintained and nurtured ever since. OFF celebrates the short film genre without compromise and offers access to the world and insight into one self. Expect the unexpected!
About 9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo
On the morning of August 19 2012, Syrian photographer Issa Touma noticed young men from the Free Syrian Army lugging sandbags into his street and building a barricade under the window of his apartment. The civil war had reached the streets of Aleppo. The following nine days, Touma stayed inside with his camera, filming the situation down the street from his apartment window. 9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo captures the changing nature and dynamic of the situation outside, as T-shirt-wearing partisans gave way to the heavily armed militants of the al-Tahwid Brigade.
The film was directed by Dutch filmmakers Floor van der Meulen and Thomas Vroege.