A film by Lina Sinjab
Khaled Khalifeh is a renowned, prize-winning Syrian novelist. His work has been translated into several languages. Although his work has often brought him into confrontation with the regime, he refused to leave the land where his mother is buried. With time, he became exiled in his own country, while many of his friends are exiled in Lebanon or Europe. He lives in the shadows of a city that was once home to many of his friends.
The film captures the atmosphere of the city through the tale of a character and how he manages his solitude, surviving the absence of his family and friends.
Published on European External Action Service (EEAS)’s YouTube channel here