“As the bombs fell, the first thing we did was run away. We later recalled that we didn’t look back. We were not able to say goodbye to our home, to our memories, our photos and the life that these represented. We became homeless like these spaces, carrying just some hastily packed belongings and the forgotten items that now haunt us.” An uncertain existence in a physical and mental nowhere follows the flight and displacement from Syria – a non-space between yesterday and tomorrow. Haunted tells of the loss of home and safety, the real and metaphorical meaning that a house and a home have in a person’s life.
Haunted by Liwaa Yazji, Syria 2014, 112 minutes, Arabic with English subtitles
Followed by an discussion with Liwa Yazji, screenwriter, filmmaker, poet and director of Haunted, Moscow/Damascus/Berlin
Irit Neidhardt, author and manager of mec film, Arabic film distributor
In cooperation with the Akademie der Künste Berlin.