DOK LEIPZIG 30 OCTOBER – 5 NOVEMBER 2017
60TH INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

A Memory in Khaki


A Memory in Khaki




CATALOGUE TEXT
“My blood is made of this city, of its stones, its neighbourhoods, its shops, its people and its mornings … My blood may be made of the smell of diesel in it.” Alfoz Tanjour visited the Syrian writer Ibrahim Samuel in Damascus in 2009 and filmed him sitting at his desk in an Adidas sweater, with coffee and cigarettes, in front of his manuscript. When Tanjour went to Moldavia to study film in the 1990s, a short story by Samuel was his first material. And this time, too, the intellectual inspires a work which despite its inherent weight is like a graceful flight. “A Memory in Khaki” shares the art and thoughts of people deeply marked by the oppressive Syrian regime – including a colour and its symbolism: khaki.

Carolin Weidner

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Credits
Original Title: A Memory in Khaki
Country: Qatar
Year: 2016
Language: Arabic
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 108 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Alfoz Tanjour
Producer: Louai Haffar
Cinematographer: Ahmad Dakroub
Editor: Alfoz Tanjour
Music: Kinan Azmeh
Script: Alfoz Tanjour, Louai Haffar
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