29 October 2016, 6 PM - 8 PM

Throughout the three consecutive years, Sarah has lived in Beirut, WhatsApp has been the only means of communication between her and her parents in Damascus. Sarah receives from her father a voice note of him singing her a song by Oum Kulthoum. It is through the voice notes exchanged with her parents that Sarah discovers that the war has reversed their roles: the adults have become children who devour memories of the past. She, meanwhile, asks herself, ‘What do my parents look like now?’

Duration: 17min


Sarah Zeryab was born in Syria to Palestinian parents and studied French literature at Damascus University. She moved to Beirut in 2013, where she works in research and with various civil society organizations. In 2015 she created the short video ‘Mosaic’, and in 2016 she joined Bidayyat’s 6-month cinematic direction workshop, over the course of which she created her short film ‘Reflections’.

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