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Sara Fattahi

Born in Damascus on 1st of January 1983.She Studied Law at Damascus University, and graduated from Adham Ismail "Fine art Institute in Damascus". Between 2003 and 2008, she was working as Painter & storyboard animator for many channels such as SpaceToon and Aljazeera kids. As of 2008 till 2011 she worked with the Syrian Drama series as an Art director for more than 20 projects. In 2010 she started to produce and direct several documentary works independently. "27 Meters" was her first documentary film in 2013.

Country of origin: Syria, Lebanon
2015 / Arabic / English subtitles / 98 min
The film follows the intimate details of three women from three different generations. The film goes back and forth between the past and the present and the always existing past through the detailed observation of their intersected lives in one house. Three women separated from each other in time, but coexisting in experience and torment of searching for a better life away for the loss and pain of life and the rigors of war. Their lives overlapped with the events in Damascus: the city which lies in constant repetition, watching its organs dying slowly as if it is – just like its population – dying from a long coma.
Director: Sara Fattahi
Producer: Sara Fattahi
Cinematographer: Sara Fattahi – Leen Fattahi
Editor: Raya Yamisha
Visions du reel, Nyon, Switzerlnad 2015: Winner of the Sesterce d’argent Regard Neuf Canton de Vaud, for best first feature film
Viennale - FIPRESCI Award, Austria 2015
Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic 2015
RIDM – Montreal International Documentary Film Festival, Canada 2015
Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia 2015
Berlin Critics’ Week, Germany 2016
ALfilm – Arab Film festival, Berlin, Germany 2016
Xenix, Zurich, Switzerland – April 2016
METRO Kinokulturhaus, Vienna, Austria – June 2016