Grand Prize for Bidayyat documentary film


“GRAND PRIX OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for "Our terrible country" at FID Marseille”

Bidayyat is thrilled to announce that its inhouse production documentary "Our terrible country" (85 min, 2014) - directed by Mohammad Ali Atassi and Ziad Homsi was awarded the GRAND PRIX OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION by the International Competition Jury at the International Film Festival Marseille in France.

The jury was composed of Wang BING as President, Shaina ANAND, Dora GARCIA, Andrea LISSONI and Manuel MOZOS.


‘Our Terrible Country’ takes us on the perilous journey of Yassin Haj Saleh, a well-known Syrian intellectual and dissident, and the young photographer Ziad Homsi who travel together in an arduous and dangerous route from the liberated area of Douma/Damascus to Raqqa in northern Syria, only to find themselves eventually forced to leave their home country for a temporary exile in Turkey.   


To know more about the film, please follow this link: