dir. Lina / Germany, Syria, Netherlands, Norway / 2023 / 95’ / Polish premiere
5 Seasons of Revolution
Kinoteka, plac Defilad 1, Warszawa, Polska
Writer(s): Lina, Diana El Jeiroudi
Editing: Diana El Jeiroudi, Barbara Toennienshen
Sound: Olmo van Straalen, Franco van der Linde, Mark Glynne, Tom Bijnen
Producer(s): Diana El Jeiroudi, Orwa Nyrabia
Production: No Nation Films
World sales: Deckert Distribution
Language(s): English, Arabic
An aspiring video journalist in her 20s finds herself already facing self-reckoning. Born in Damascus, Syria, Lina starts to report on the events around her until she is compelled to become a war reporter and later, an unexpected narrator of her own destiny.
Told over the course of a decade and against the backdrop of shifting historical forces, “5 Seasons of Revolution” is Lina’s story; the tale of becoming brave.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Sundance Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival, HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival, Hot Docs, DOK.fest München, Bildrausch Filmfest Basel
Born in Damascus, Lina is a documentary filmmaker, a journalist and a camerawoman, who's been documenting events in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey over the past ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Documentary Filmmaking from Essex University. Lina made short and medium-length documentaries and her debut feature, “5 Seasons of Revolution”, which premiered at Sundance World Cinema Documentary Competition 2023.