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In their homeland of Syria, artists are routinely tortured, kidnapped, imprisoned and killed. Living as refugees in Europe, the artists of THE STORY WON'T DIE find the opportunity to fully express themselves as they never could before. Through music, performance and visual arts, they share their stories, process their trauma and share the plight of Syria with the world. It is not easy, but the rappers, dancers, illustrators and graphic artists profiled in the film admirably navigate their daily realities in exile and find strength in each other, fueled with shared creative passions and hopes for a positive future of Syria. With their talents, they can speak truth to power, learn to heal, and find joy – something everyone deserves.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    83 minutes
  • Language
    English, Arabic
  • Country
    USA, Germany, Denmark
  • Premiere
    USA
  • Director
    David Henry Gerson
  • Producer
    Odessa Rae, Abdalaziz Alhamza, Martin Marquet
  • Executive Producer
    Katherine Embiricos LeFrak
  • Cast
    Medhat Aldaabal, Tammam Azzam, Diala Brisly, Abu Hajar, Bahila Hijazi, Omar Imam, Anas Magrhebi, Lynn Mayya, Mhd Sabboura (aka BBoy Shadow)
  • Cinematographer
    Luise Schröder
  • Editor
    Christopher Robin Bell, David Henry Gerson
  • Music
    Wael Alkak, Alaa Arsheed, Abu Hajar, Bahila Hijazi, Anas Maghrebi