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Ayham Ahmad – The Pianist of Yarmouk

Ayham Ahmad – The Pianist of Yarmouk

Günter Atteln, Carmen Elena Belaschk

Germany | 2016 | 30 min
English, German, Arabic |
Subtitles: English
When civil war erupts in Syria in 2011, Ayham Ahmad — who was born in the Yarmouk refugee camp of Palestinians in southern Damascus — refuses to leave his childhood home. Surrounded by ruins, he resists the only way he can: by singing, accompanied by an out-of-tune piano, about migration, hunger, and death. Threatened by Assad’s regime and jihadists of the Islamic State, the musician is silenced and must flee — to Germany. After his arrival in Munich in 2016, we follow the life of a man who sang out against the suffering in his country until his instrument was destroyed. His fate stands for that of thousands — robbed of their hopes and dreams and forced to build a new existence.
International Film Festival Golden Prague, Czech Republic (2016)

Last update in March 2017
Director Günter Atteln, Carmen Elena Belaschk
Production Anca-Monica Pandelea, Paul Smaczny, Accentus Music GmbH
Editing Dirk Seliger
Sound Johannes Doberenz, Christoph Wonneberger
Cinematography Stephan Boerger, Michael Boomers
Distribution Accentus Music GmbH
Music Ayham Ahmad

Production

Günter Atteln

Günter Atteln

Carmen Elena Belaschk

Carmen Elena Belaschk