Milad Amin

Ard al mahshar / Land of Doom
2017

18.2. 14:00 Eng. subtitles Akademie der Künste
19.2. 17:45 Eng. subtitles Arsenal 1

21 min. Arabic.

The film depicts the last days of eastern Aleppo’s siege. Just before its fall, Milad Amin, residing in Beirut, follows up with his friend Ghith, an activist and photographer, who like so many other civilians still remains in the besieged city. Following Ghith via his camera through the ruins of the city, we hear the two friends talk about people’s situations while waiting for their fate amidst the fighting parties. The film is an intimate and personal recording of civilians’ sufferings during this time of siege, hunger, and war – and a recording of both the relationship of activists brought together during the civil movements and of the geographic distances that separate them due to violence, bombing, and killing.

Milad Amin studied Fine Arts in Damascus to become a sculptor, but the revolution changed his trajectory. He works in various art related fields, has worked as a sculptor, a photographer, and a web designer, as well as a tattoo artist and bartender. In 2016 and 2017 he completed a workshop on documentary filmmaking with Bidayyat, and took a position in the Arabic Digital Expression Foundation (ADEF) camps in Lebanon as a logistical coordinator.

Production Mouhammad Ali Atassi, Maya Shurbaji. Production company Bidayyat (Beirut, Lebanon). Director Milad Amin. Director of photography Ghith Beram. Editing Raya Yamisha. Sound design Ziad Mukarzel. Assistant director Ghith Beram. Production management Maya Shurbaji. With Ghith Beram, Salem Abo Al-Naser.

Films

2015: Hide the Phone (8 min.). 2017: Ard al mahshar / Land of Doom.

Photo: © Milad Amin