5 Seasons of Revolution
2022 • 95m
Lina’s plan was simple: she wanted to be a camerawoman. She liked filming details of life and people around her, especially on bright sunny days in Damascus. But as the uprising in Syria unfolded, Lina started documenting its impact on people’s lives. It wasn’t long before events escalated, and arrests, torture, and potentially life-threatening situations became a reality for Lina to negotiate on a daily basis. She had to adapt. She invented personas and aliases. They each helped her navigate life under a new standard. What began as a simple plan, turned into a complex web of identities, which at the time seemed a small price to pay for the freedom to continue filming.