The families of two missing civilian activists in Syria speak out in a film, which uses words to give the invisible victims of the war a face.

Synopsis

Noura and Machi search for answers about their loved ones – Bassel Safadi and Paolo Dall’Oglio, who are among the over 100,000 forcibly disappeared in Syria. Faced with the limbo of an overwhelming absence of information, hope is the only thing they have to hold on to. ‘Ayouni’ is a deeply resonant Arabic term of endearment – meaning ‘my eyes’ and understood as ‘my love’. Filmed over 6 years and across multiple countries in search of answers, Ayouni is an attempt to give numbers faces, to give silence a voice, and to make the invisible undeniably visible.

10 SEP 2021 At 14:00

Film screening with introduction in Huset Biograf

11 SEP 2021 At 21:30

Meet the director Yasmin Fedda for Q&A

Credits

85 min, Colored, DCP, Arabic, Italian with English sub
Director

Yasmin Fedda

Year

2019

Producer

Hugh Hartford, Elhum Shakerifar