The Promise of Spring and the History of Images

Abounaddara’s current project elucidates images of the Arab Spring and its unfulfilled promise through a re-editing of early cinematic representations of Syria and its people.

Founded in 2010, Abounaddara is a collective of Syrian filmmakers who work together under conditions of anonymity. Its short films, uploaded on Vimeo, feature nameless people in an aesthetic that blends the codes of documentary cinema, contemporary art, and new media. The works have been screened at numerous film festivals and art biennales and have received several awards.

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