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