11:30-13:00 Thursday 23.03, Social Cinema, Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Join us for A DIALOGUE ON CRAFT with the Academy Award nominated Syrian Kurdish filmmakers Talal Derki and Heba Khaled (Of Fathers and Sons, 2018) in conversation with Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winner Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi (5 Broken Cameras, 2011), discussing their most recent films Under the Sky of Damascus (2023) and Innocence (2022), featured by this year’s CPH:DOX, following their Berlinale and Venezia premiere. The filmmakers will discuss the challenges and creative obstacles of making politically critical films in their war-thorn home countries, whose respective regimes fail in guaranteeing freedom and equality to all its citizens. While the world turns away from the “old news,” their filmmaking keeps challenging deeply grounded power structures of the status quo.

Heba Khaled

Filmmaker, Syria

Heba Khaled is a director from Damascus. She worked as a radio presenter on a number of different stations and as an editor in various institutions, including CNN, Al Arabiya, and Reuters. She is known for People of the Wasteland (2018) and Of Fathers and Sons (2017).

Talal Derki

Filmmaker, Syria/Germany

Talal Derki is an Academy Award nominated director (Return to Homs, 2013) and member of the Academy. After studying Film Directing in Athens, his films have received many awards in a circuit of international festivals. His films Return to Homs (2013) and Of Fathers and Sons (2017) have both won the Grand Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival.

Guy Davidi

Filmmaker, Israel/Denmark

Guy Davidi has been directing, shooting and editing since the age of sixteen. His focus has been on covering politically controversial issues revolving around Israel and Palestine. Davidi’s most famous film 5 Broken Cameras (2023) was nominated for an Academy Award.