The Syrian short narrative film “On the Roof of Damascus” harvested the Best Arab Film Award at Int’l Forum of Cinema Against Terrorism in Erbil, Iraq.
The film was written by scenaristSamer Mohammad Ismail, produced by the General Establishment for Cinema and directed by al-Mohannad Kalthoum.
The film narrates the story of a generation living a virtual life as they are unable to achieve their dreams in the real life which became worse because of the war on Syria, yet they announce, at the same time, that they want to keep living despite all types of death and they are searching for love though it seems impossible.
Based on the jury’s assessment, the Syrian film succeeded in reflecting the reality of youth’s life and suffering in the time of war and their ability to stay alive in the face of terrorism.
In a statement to reporter, Director Kaltkoum expressed happiness over several consecutive successes which indicate the development of film-making industry in Syria despite war and terrorism.
46 Arab and foreign films participated in the three-day festival in its third edition.