9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo continues its international film festival and travels to Brazil! On 25 and 26 August, the short documentary by Issa Touma Thomas Vroege and Floor van der Meulen is screened at São Paulo International Film Festival.
The São Paulo International Short Film Festival – with almost 400 films from over 60 countries – is a place to get in touch withFiction, documentary, animation and experimental films. Its programming – specially the International Showcase, Latin American Showcase, Brazilian Showcase and São Paulo Panorama – reflects the hottest issues of the world and proposes reflections on the concerns that draw the attention of young people and established filmmakers, while offering parallel activities that deepen the debate.
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.