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12 December 2017

The War within

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The War within (Ombre dal fondo)

The War within (Ombre dal fondo)

original title:

OMBRE DAL FONDO

directed by:

cast:

Domenico Quirico

screenplay:

cinematography:

country:

Italy

year:

2016

film run:

73'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (04/08/2016)

festival & awards:

Domenico Quirico, correspondent for the daily La Stampa, was abducted in Syria in 2013 and released after 152 days of captivity. Here he evokes a career spent collecting fragments of other people's lives, and journeys back to the cell where he found himself sharing the fate of the people he writes about. His words, the narrative fabric of the film, turn into action: we follow him first along the Donbass front and then on his return journey, to the place "where it all began and where it all ended:" Syria. Because "it's not about going home; it's about coming back here."