Abounaddara is a collective of self-taught volunteer filmmakers involved in what they termed “emergency cinema”.  “Abounaddara” translates as “The man with glasses”, referring both to a  common colloquial nickname, as well as to Dziga Vertov’s (1896-1954) “Man with a Movie Camera”. In 2014 the collective was awarded the Sundance Short Film Grand Jury Prize for “Of God and Dogs.”1

This short film addressees questions concerning the ethics of politcal spectatorship, and the often alienating experience felt by the people closest to the events depicted.



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1. For further reading see: http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/18433/abounaddara’s-take-on-images-in-the-syrian-revolut