Leaving Syria – Long Live the Youth

A Film by Yara Atz

Synopsis

After a few years of war in their country, a group of young Syrian friends decide to leave the Middle East and hit the road together to come to Europe. Through every step, their music and their friendship help them hold on.

Director

  • Picture of Yara Atz © Yara Atz

    Yara Atz

    Yara Atz is a Swiss-Syrian artist who studied filmmaking at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD, 2017) and is currently studying acting at the GFCA, London (Giles Foreman Centre for Acting).

Awards + Festivals

  • TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL (Student Prints, World Premiere, Telluride Colorado, USA)September 1, 2017
  • GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Documentary Short, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA)September 21, 2017
  • SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE (Pan Short, Solothurn, Switzerland)January 26, 2018
  • 4th BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bahia, Brazil)November 1, 2018
  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • 32nd FIPADOC - INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France)January 22, 2019
  • 5th FICME - MERIDA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Merida, Mexico)February 8, 2019
  • 16th EDITION OF AL ARD [DOC] FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)March 11, 2019
  • 10th LEIDEN INT'L SHORT FILM EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Leiden, The Netherlands)May 9, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Yara Atz
Producer
Yara Atz, HEAD - Genève
Director of Photography
Yara Atz, Qusay Baz
Sound
Yara Atz
Editor
Yara Atz
Color Correction
Raphaël Frauenfelder
Sound Design
Benjamin Benoit
Music
"On A Rope" by Rocket from the Crypt

Details

Running Time
33:33 min
Shooting Format
Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

HEAD - Genève
Haute école d'art et de design
Boulevard James-Fazy 15,
1201 Genève, Switzerland

delphine.jeanneret@hesge.ch

Technical Contact Person:
raphael.frauenfelder@hesge.ch

DIRECTOR

Yara Atz

JoY Production Association
joy.filmproduction@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/jysz.joy