Documentary /// Eyes of the words
“Even if you kill a poet, a thousand songs will survive.”
Middle school children from a french suburb are discovering the creation of an Arabic opera, the work of a Syrian poet in exil. Those words will echo far beyond their playground.
Teenagers will discover the ancient tales of Kalîla wa Dimna, a major work from the Middle East, that traveled through the ages to France where they inspired Jean de la Fontaine.
A Syrian poet, Fady Jomar, after leaving his country where he was imprisoned by the Bachar Al Assad regime, adapted these tales for an Arabic opera to be performed as part of the International Festival of Lyric Art. While the pupils are confronted with the text, the artistic crew works on the elaboration of the music and the staging. This will be an opportunity for those young people to attend an opera for the first time.
lenght : 80 minutes
Directed by : DAVID DAURIER & JEAN-MARIE MONTANGERAND
Editing : VICTOR R. ULLOA
DOP : DAVID DAURIER
Sound : JEAN-MARIE MONTANGERAND
Translation : SONIA GHARBI
Mix : COLIN IDIER
Color grading : ALEXANDRE SADOWSKY
Production : BEL AIR MEDIA - XAVIER DUBOIS
Production manager : AMAURY LAFARGE
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