AYHAM AHMAD – THE PIANIST OF YARMOUK

Germany, 2016, 30 min.

Directors Günter Atteln and Carmen Belaschk

Surrounded by ruins in Syria’s capital Damascus, Ayham Ahmad sings accompanied by an out-of- tune piano about migration, hunger, and death. Threatened by Assad’s regime and ISIS, the Piano Man is silenced and must flee – to Germany. The documentary “The Pianist of Yarmouk” tells the story of this Syrian refugee musician. After his arrival in Munich, 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.

Grand Prix Golden Prague 2016

LUMIERE: 26.04, 19:00
G8 CINEMA: 25.04, 20:30

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