About the life of a young man living in a conflict area in Damascus city during the war. His feelings about his city and his home. He doesn’t know what will happen to him tomorrow or in a few hours. This is the fear that war gives him
” For several years, I’ve been sitting on the roof of the house waiting… Maybe a bigger missile or a closer bullet… I don’t know! Have you ever experienced the feeling of fear of something that hasn’t happened yet and you don’t know what it is?
I was constantly feeling that something bad could happen at any moment…
I still have that feeling to this day”
|Film Title||A City Without Sky / مدينة بلا سماء|
|Directors||Zain Issa||Writers||Zain Issa|
|Country of Origin||Syrian Arab Republic||Key Cast:||–|
|Completion Date||2021-11-01||Shooting Format||Digital|
|Screenings / Awards||Winner KSFF 2021||Aspect Ratio||16:9|
|Country of Filming||Syrian Arab Republic||Film Color||Color|
|Project Type||Short||First-time Filmmaker||Yes|
|Project Website / Social Media||https://instagram.com/zain.issa_|
Zain Issa – 24 years old
graduated from the Faculty of media, Department of Radio and Television, Damascus University.
In 2021 I started studying at the State University of Cinema and Television in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation / Preparatory Year
“A City Without Sky” is a powerful short film about the impact of war on everyday life, where the whole environment is affected. Zain boldly shows us from a unique perspective what it is like to live under siege by terrorist groups.
Raising awareness about the effects of war is not easy, but “A City Without Sky” lets us feel a few moments of anguish where we don’t know if the next explosion will take our lives. With a clear protest component, this documentary piece promotes the debate on how SDGs 16 and 17 should be empowered to foster a more just and multipolar world.