Goodbye Lapis Lazuli




Duration: 20 min documentary

Production country: Syria, “work in progress”

Written & Directed by: Rima Alhamedd

Production company: Zenloop productions

Film editor: Rima Alhamedd

Chasing the dazzling light


Duration: 63 min documentary

Production country: Syria, Qatar, 2023

Written & Directed by: Yaser Kassab

Production company: Zenloop productions/ Rima Alhamedd

Creative advisor: Rima Alhamedd

Sound Mix: Bertrand Larrieu

Synopsis:

After Yaser knows that his father has an unfulfilled dream of becoming a filmmaker, he decides to make a joint film with him.

A film that challenges the distance that separates their countries of residence—Sweden and Syria. thus the film becomes a place where family members meet

I have seen nothing, I have seen all

لم أر شيئاً، رأيت كل شيئ




Duration: 19 min documentary

Production country: Syria, Lebanon, Sweden 2019

Written & Directed by: Yaser Kassab

Producer: Mohamad Ali Atassi & Yaser Kassab

Production company: Bidayyat for Audiovisual arts & Zenloop productions

Film editor: Rima Alhamedd

Sound Mix: Bertrand Larrieu


Synopsis:


After talking about the end of the war in Syria and the start of the reconstruction phase, thousands of kilometers separate Yaser in Sweden from his parents in Aleppo. When both find themselves compelled to transfer the grave of the younger brother from the public park.


Screenings:

  • World premiere, 50th edition of Vision du reel, official competition, April 2019

  • Mediteran film festival

  • Open city documentary festival

  • Carthage film festival Oct 2019

  • Festival dei popoli Nov 2019

  • Escales Documentaires nov 2019

  • IDFA, paradox Nov 2019

  • Cairo international film festival

  • London short film festival

  • AFLAM 6e Rencontres Internationales de Cinéma.

  • PCMMO - Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient

  • Toronto Arab film festival.

  • Leiden Shorts

  • Syrian Doc days, Copenhagen

  • Sharjah art foundation


Awards:

  • Best short documentary, Sharjah film platform.


Reviews:

- In Arabic

"لم أرَ شيئاً، رأيتُ كلّ شيء": حين تصبح المقابر السورية "كومبليه" ندى الأزهري

- Lost outside time/ Francesca Borri


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On The Edge Of Life

على حافة الحياة



Duration: 45 MIn documentary

Production country: Syria, 2017

Directed by:Yaser Kassab &

Rima Alhamedd

Production company: Zenloop productions

Sound Mix: Bertrand Larrieu


Synopsis:


Yaser transcendent from a remote and an empty rest stop in Turkey the process of mourning after losing his younger brother in Aleppo, a relationship with his father has been evolved to a strong emotional connection, although the noisy voice calls and messages


Screenings:

  • World premiered, Cinema du reel film festival in the 39th edition ,Paris, March 2017,

  • South America premiere , Festival EDOC - Encuentros del Otro Cine, in the 16 th edition, Quito, May, 2017

  • Festival Silhouette, in the the16th edition, Paris, August 2017

  • Italian premiere, Festival dei Popoli at the 58th edition in the official selection international competition, Florence- Italy October 2017

  • Official competition at the 15th edition of Tirana international film festival, Nov 2017

  • Official competition at the 11th edition of Pravo ljudski film festival, Nov 2017

  • Dutch premiere, IDFA in its 28th edition, paradox section, Nov 2017

  • North America premiere, RIDM in it's 20th edition, Short and Medium-Length Competition, Nov 2017

  • At the 18th edition of Le Mois du Film Documentaire

  • Karama 8's official nominees for the Arab Network for Human Right Film Festivals (ANHAR)

  • The 13th edition of Hors Pistes festival Jan 2018

  • Nordic premiere at Tempo documentary film festival March, 2018

  • Gabes Film Festival in the short film competition, March 2018

  • Beirut art centre june 2018

  • Festival des cinémas arabes, documentary competition, Paris, july 2018

  • BIFED - Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary, Oct 2018

  • Arabisches Filmfestival, Tübingen 2018

  • Le Festival du Film de Famille, Nov 2018

  • La Cinémathèque de Toulouse, May 2021


Awards:

  • Joris Ivens / CNAP Prize, which goes to a film of the First International Competition in Cinema du reel film festival.

  • Best Mid-Length Documentary Award, in the 58th edition of Festival dei Popoli.

  • Best documentary and Best mid-length documentary at the 15th edition of Tirana Film Festival.

  • Prix du jury du 13ème Festival du Film de Famille, Nov 2018



Reviews:

-سوريا.. على حافة الحياة ٩ أبريل ٢٠١٧ محمد موسى


-تنويعات وثائقيات سورية في السرد والجمالية 30/07/2018 علاء رشيدي