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Suffering through the worst of the violence, and surviving to tell the tale. Memorializing the people and circumstances that brought us into our present.


Content warning: Discussion and depictions of colonial violence (Two Refusals (Would We Recognize Ourselves Unbroken?)), Discussion and graphic recreations of ethnic cleansing (Zanatany, When Soulless Shrouds Whisper)


Accessibility: Closed captions available

In war-torn Syria, a 23-year-old fine arts student fights for her life to witness her graduation day after she is severely injured by a missile that hits her house in Damascus only four days before her graduation date.


Ashtar’s indomitable spirit amid the chaos ignites a journey of survival and hope. As she navigates the challenges of her new reality, she finds solace in her studies, drawing strength from the dreams she refuses to relinquish. Kano 4 is a testament to the enduring hope that we all have the superpower to heal, even in the face of unimaginable adversity.

  • Runtime
    4 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic
  • Country
    Spain
  • Premiere
    World
  • Social Media
  • Director
    Ashtar Alahmad
  • Screenwriter
    Ashtar Alahmad
  • Composer
    Hadi Moussally, Olivier Pagny
  • Sound Design
    Hadi Moussally, Olivier Pagny
  • Music
    Ari Jan Sarhan, Aseel Massoud, Ahmad Dyab