Syrian ‘The Story Won’t Die’ Protests on VOD June 21
THE STORY WON’T DIE
“The Story Won’t Die” will be released theatrically in Los Angeles on Friday, June 10 (Laemmle Cinemas) and in New York (Cinema Village) On Friday, June 17.
A worldwide VOD release on major platforms will follow on June 21 (Timed to World Refugee Day)
Vod Platforms Include: Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google TV, Vimeo + and more
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WINNER! Best Director at Doc LA and Best Feature Doc at FIC Autor Guadalajara.
Featuring: Medhat Aldaabal, Tammam Azzam, Diala Brisly, Abu Hajar, Bahila Hijazi, Omar Imam, Lynn Mayya, Anas Maghrebi and Mhd Sabboura (BBoy Shadow).
THE STORY WON’T DIE, from Award-winning filmmaker David Henry Gerson, is an inspiring, timely look at a young generation of Syrian artists who use their work to protest and process what is currently the world’s largest and longest ongoing displacement of people since World War II. The film is produced by Sundance Award-winning producer Odessa Rae (Navalny).
Rapper Abu Hajar, together with other celebrated creative personalities of the Syrian uprising, a post-Rock musician (Anas Maghrebi), members of the first all-female Syrian rock band (Bahila Hijazi and Lynn Mayya), break-dancer (Bboy Shadow), choreographer (Medhat Aldaabal), and visual artists (Tammam Azzam, Omar Imam and Diala Brisly), use their art to rise in revolution and endure in exile in this new documentary reflecting on a battle for peace, justice and freedom of expression. It is an uplifting and humanizing look at what it means to be a refugee in today’s world and offers inspiring and hopeful vantages on a creative response to the chaos of war.
Feature Documentary/ Not Yet Rated / Running Time: 83 Minutes