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Voices from Syria, which premieres December 1, 2020, is a curated selection of four documentaries, including Harmony for After War (Pablo Tosco and Migue Roth), Wajd: Songs of Separation (Amar Chebib), A House for the Syrians (Nadine Beaudet and Christian Mathieu Fournier) and The Rest (Ai Weiwei).

And to kick off the festival on December 1, 2020, at 20:00 EST, join us for a livestreamed conversation with Syrian-Canadian filmmaker Amar Chebib, hosted by Maryam Shah from the Toronto Star.

The proceeds from this event will be donated to Matthew House Ottawa, a shelter offering essential support to refugee claimants.

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In 2017, Ai Weiwei released Human Flow, an epic documentary about the global refugee crisis spanning 23 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Since then, the crisis has only worsened, and rising anti-immigrant sentiments have been stoked by populist politicians. Having fled war, poverty and persecution, and travelled treacherous routes to reach safe harbour, refugees now endure an overburdened aid system and intensifying nationalism as they await sanctuary. Compiled from over 900 hours of unused footage from Human FlowThe Rest is a deeply personal film focused on the everyday lives of refugees in Europe.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    78 minutes
  • Language
    English, Italian, Turkish, French, Arabic
  • Country
  • Note
    with English subtitles
  • Director
    Ai Weiwei
  • Producer
    Ai Weiwei
  • Cinematographer
    Niels Benoist, Christopher Doyle, Wenhai Huang, Konstantinos Koukoulis, Renaat Lambeets, Dongxu Li, Hengzhong Lv, Yan Ma, Johannes Waltermann, Zanbo Zhang, Zhenwei Xie
  • Music
    Karsten Fundal