Wajd: Songs of Separation


AMC Mazza Gallerie Theater 3 Sat, Oct 27, 2018 6:00 PM
AMC Mazza Gallerie Theater 3 Sun, Oct 28, 2018 4:30 PM


In 2010, Syrian-Canadian filmmaker Amar Chebib headed to Syria, just months before chaos broke out, to film a short documentary about traditional Sufi music. Five years later, the friends he encountered on his trip are dispersed around Europe, and have become refugees like so many others who were forced to flee Aleppo. Wajd: Songs of Separation introduces us to three men—Ibrahim, Abdulwahed, and Mohamad—all talented musicians, who are re-assembling their lives in Turkey and Holland while they await uncertain futures. What unites them all is a love of Syrian music and a devotion to their country. Chebib’s film is a moving testament to both the heartbreak and loss of civil war and also the resilience of the individuals at its center. –Doxa Documentary Film Festival


Canada, Directed by Amar Chebib, 2018, 89 minutes. In Arabic with English subtitles.