Syrian Cinema: “Dhulm,Years of torment”

Syrian Cinema: “Dhulm,Years of torment”Najdat Anzour's new movie project Dhulm: Years of torment will be presented next 29th october at 5pm in a press conference to be held in Archivio di Stato, Palazzo della Sapienza, Corso del Rinascimento 40, 00186 Rome.

Dhulm:Years of Torment is a movie about Italian colonialism in Lybia between 1911 and 1943. Under the Italian occupation the country witnessed unprecedented oppression of civilians both in magnitude of cruelty and scale of suffering. Hundred of thousands of Libyans – Muslims, Christians and Jews- were subjected to systematic cruelty, deportation and starvation.

Dhulm:Years of Torment brings to life some of the intimate stories of Libyan individuals who experienced torture, imprisonment and exile. The film also portrays Europeans who were caught up in the Libyan tragedy, based on real life testimonies. Filming in Libya is planned to start early 2008 and will be executed by an international production team from Europe, the Middle East and Libya. Hundreds of actors from Libya will take part in addition to a support cast from Italy, Britain, France, Germany and Turkey.
Najdat Anzour, son of the first Syrian silent movie director, was born in Aleppo. After having directed the first videoclip ever for the Arab world, he has become very famous for his tv series, that deal with contemporary issues like terrorism, war, genocide. His latest soap opera for Ramadan 2007 - "The roof of the world"- was a big hit on Arab tv channels, having as a major topic the Arab reactions after the publishing of Danish caricatures.


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