"Obscure" in Shubbak Festival-London


“The screening of Obscure in Shubbak was the UK premiere of this film.”

Soudade Kaadan’s film “Obscure”, which has received the support of Bidayyat’s documentary grant 2016, participated in Shubbak  festival, London’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture.


The festival runs from 1 till 16 July, and the film was screened on the 9th of July. This was the UK premiere of Obscure at Shubbak.

The film talks abous Ahmad, a 6 year old Syrian child. He doesn’t want to remember that he is Syrian. He recently lost his older brother to the war in Syria, and now lives with his family in a Lebanese refugee camp. Half traumatized, half trying to escape his reality, he prefers to be silent and asleep. In his silence, he takes us in a journey where individual and collective Syrian memories collapse.

Soudade Kaadan is an award winning Syrian director currently based in Lebanon. She has directed and produced documentary films for Al Jazeera, UNDP and UNICEF. She is currently working on her first feature fiction film.