“Coma” a film by Sara Fattahi


“the intimate details of three women from three different generations and their intersected lives in one house”


The film shows the micro cosmos of three generations of women from one family. In detailed observation their movements between the present and an ever existing past is followed as their lives intersect while living together in one house. Coexisting, but separated by the age and time that each carry in them, they share their painful experiences and search for a way of life in the loss and agony of the war around them. Their lives overlapped with the events of Damascus, their city and constant reference, they watch while its organs slowly shut down, as if – just like its population – it is dying from a long coma


This film has won The Sesterce d’argent prize, Regard Neuf, at “Vision du Réel” festival, Switzerland.


This film has received the support of Bidayyat’s documentary grant 2014