Magazine article Screen International

Proaction to Launch Syrian Film Institute

Magazine article Screen International

Proaction to Launch Syrian Film Institute

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EXCLUSIVE: Producers Orwa Nyrabia and Diana El Jeiroudi of Proaction Film have launched a new Syrian Film Institute in Berlin to act as a hub for Syrian filmmakers, who are either exiled or still in the country.

"The idea is to establish an institute to support Syrian filmmakers, wherever they are, with finance and practical support," says El Jeiroudi. The institute is backed by Dutch social network company Hyves and George Soros' human rights body, the Open Society Foundation.

The couple - who co-founded the pan-Arab documentary film festival DOX BOX - has been on the move for the past year having fled Damascus at the end of 2012.

El Jeiroudi is at DIFF this year with Sara Ishaq's The Mulberry House, about the Scottish-Yemeni filmmaker's return to Yemen after many years, which is a contender in the Muhr Arab Documentary competition. …

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