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Purple Sea

Germany | 2020 | 67 min. | N-13

Purple Sea

Germany | 2020 | 67 min. | N-13

Synopsis

‘I lie on my back beneath the water’s surface. The Mediterranean Sea is purple. I see reflections of sunlight, feel the water in every pore. I’m not afraid anymore.’ Made from images filmed by the Syrian artist Amel Alzakout after the boat on which she was fleeing Syria sank off the coast of Lesbos, Purple Sea reports on the moment in which the co-director and the other passengers are floating in the sea in their lifejackets, waiting to be rescued. Her voice-over accompanies this extremely poignant experience.

 

LANGUAGE: Arabic

SUBTITLES: Lithuanian, English

 

FESTIVALS:

Berlinale FORUM EXPANDED

Visions du Réel

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Directors: Amel Alzakout, Khaled Abdulwahed

Cinematography: Amel Alzakout

Editing: Philip Scheffner

Producers: Ines Meier, Khaled Abdulwahed

Amel Alzakout

Filmography:

2020 - Purple Sea

Khaled Abdulwahed

Filmography:

2020 - Purple Sea

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