A farewell to Damascus


“The Syrian actress and peaceful activist May Skaaf saying "Farewell to Damascus"”

Since the very beginning of the Syrian revolution, the actress May Skaaf got involved as a peaceful activist in the popular uprising of her country. As May rapidly took publicly position with the opposition movement against Bashar Al Assad and its regime while living in Damascus, she was subject to continuous harassment and threats by the security forces. Though having experienced several short arrests, May was always determined to stay in her home country. Eventually, in June 2013, the imminent threats of a longer arrest forced her to leave Damascus. But several days before her departure, Azza Al Hamwi documented with her camera some intimate insights into May's feelings and thoughts before doing her farewell to Damascus.


Director: Azza Al Hamwi
Year of production: 2013
Produced by: Bidayyat