Short movie taken in one single shot by Mais Mhd showing a girl from Aleppo begging for money main businees street in Istanbul. When Mais asked her what she wants to do in future she only asks for money.

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‘If you were free to choose then you would’nt be were you are’. The movie reflects the situation of Nadine Al Lahham during the last years moving from place to place, from Syria to Malaysia, from Malaysia to Lebanon, from Lebanon to Turkey not being in control of anything about herself or the location. It […]

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A short clip in three takes by Ali Ali tells us a story of someone – homeless, displaced or emigrated – who stays in the cold during the winter. Sleeping in the cold he awakes in his dreams in a comfortable bed, but the reality returns when this dream ends. Director – Ali Ali Camera […]

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Beyond the Station by Bassil Halabi and Mohammad Fares is a reflection of the life of an immigrant. The two authors selected a suitcase as a symbolism for migration: there is someone who is putting himself in a suitcase as they did when they left Syria and as they came to Turkey.

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To a Friend is a short video by Moawia Shannan taken in one singel shot. The actor of the movie is Moawia himself as well as the narrator of the Arabic poem. The movie is about nostalgia and memory. When Moawia was walking at this alley in Istanbul for the first time he was remembering […]

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A citizen journalist, Ziad S Homsi, from Douma’s documented the terrible results of these massacres and the collection of the bodies for the funerals by the remaining family members. In addition to the human catastrophe, Homsi also filmed the destruction and devastation that the regime’s shelling and invasion had left behind in the city. In […]

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Another example of a one single shot that is on a story level, this is an absolutely bravura sequence from the terrifically entertaining 2009 Best Foreign Film Oscar winner. Established by a wide “helicopter” shot of a packed football stadium, we fly into close up on our heroes in the stands, swim in and out […]

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Director Joe Wright decided to make the most complex scene in his film — giant location, over one thousand extras, etc. — to better convey the chaos and madness at Dunkirk beach.

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The champ is the notorious “New Year’s Eve” sequence, which follows Little Bill (William H. Macy) as he makes an unfortunate discovery, and decides to do something about it. It is not just the gliding camerawork that makes the sequence so effective; the cuts which follows it, first to the concerned partygoers, then to Macy […]

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Director Martin Scorsese and cinematographer Michael Ballhaus created the famous “Copa sequence” in Goodfellas, where the camera follows Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) and his girlfriend Karen (Lorraine Bracco) into the Copacabana nightclub, through the backdoor, down hallways, through the kitchen, and out to the floor, where waiters set up a table to give them a […]

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