Screening date: 26-11-2007 -- 16h00
Un Cinéma muet (A Silent Cinema)

Upon graduating from a film studies program in Paris, Meyar al-Rumi returns to his native Damascus, eager to start making films. But when the script he proposes is rejected by the censors, he is instead inspired to make a portrait of Syrian filmmakers who have been  most affected by censorship. Filmmakers, poets, journalists testify to various ways in which the creative act itself is stifled.

Country: Syria
Production: ENSMIS - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l'Image et
du Son - Contact
Year: 2001
Director: Meyar al-Roumi
Editing: Benjamin Weill, Benoît Tricit, Loïc Pommiers
Cinematography: Meyar al-Roumi
Sound: Meyar al-Roumi
DVcam  –  color  –  30 min

Filmography: Meyar al-Roumi
Un cinéma muet (A Silent Cinema, 2001)
Waiting for the Day (Thilal al-Ayyam al-Ramadiyya, 2003, 52 mn)
Le Club de l'avenir (Nadi el-Mustaqbal, 2006, 14 mn)
Le voyage de Rabia (2006, 23 mn)
Six Histoires Ordinaires ( 2007, 62 mn).

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Born in Damascus in 1973, Meyar al-Roumi studied fine arts in Damas before coming to Paris where he graduated from the FEMIS (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l'Image et du Son). He has worked as a director of photography on a number of documentary and fiction films in France and in Syria, He has also directed a number of documentaries. His first film was The Object of Desire in 1997

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