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A Memory in Khaki

Free Screening
2017. Cert.E. 108mins. Qatar.

Next screenings

Tue 26 June 06.30PM

A Syrian director dusts off memories of the past, when people were persecuted for their political beliefs. A poetic portrait of people whose homes have been turned to rubble, and a story that tells us that a free life can never be monochromatic, let alone khaki.

“I can’t be myself anywhere else,” Alfoz Tanjour says at the beginning of his heavy narrative on Damascus, the hometown he had to leave years earlier. He and other Syrians speak about the era before they were forced to flee the reach of the merciless regime; they dust off memories of the past when people were persecuted for their political beliefs.

“We were demonstrating to bring down the khaki color.… We were against the color, in its symbolism,” Ibrahim

A poetic portrait of people whose homes have been turned to rubble, collected fragments of memory in a film that tells us that free life can never be monochromatic, let alone khaki.