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Sara Fattahi / Feature Documentary / Syria, Austria, Lebanon, Qatar / 2018 / 90 min / DCP2K
In Arabic, German
Interests: Politics, History, Biography, Social Issues, War, Immigration, Identity, Creative Documentary, Women Issues
Rated: Mature subject matter which may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised.Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas.



‘Chaos’ narrates the story of three women in three cities – three women who have given up on life. One lives in Damascus. She has stopped speaking to others entirely, seeking refuge in silence since the death of her son in the war. The other has left Damascus as a result of the war there, hiding herself in Sweden. The third ended up in Vienna and faces an unknown future. The film is a discussion among one woman stuck in Damascus, a second stuck in exile, and a third who has recently left. It is a conversation between the interior and exterior – which is also an impossible conversation.

About the Director

Sara Fattahi was born in Damascus in 1983. In 2010, she started to produce and direct her own documentary films independently. She finished her first short documentary ‘27 Metres’ in 2013. Since 2014, she has collaborated in researching and writing independent short film projects. ‘Coma’ (2015), her first feature-length documentary, was granted the Regard Neuf Award for Best First Feature Film at Visions du Réel and took the FIPRESCI Award at the Vienna Film Festival in 2015, and has been screened in numerous festivals, such as MoMA’s Doc Fortnight, the Berlin International Film Festival, and the São Paulo Film Festival.


Sara Fattahi
Paolo Calamita


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