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Wajd: Songs of Separation | Calgary Arab Film Nights Festival 2019

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Globe Cinema

617 8 Avenue Southwest

Calgary, AB T2P 1H1

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Calgary Arab Film Nights Festival presents this cinematic musical documentary

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Doors open 45 minutes before the show - join us for food, art, and music during the breaks.

Authentic Arabic food for purchase, catered by Egyptian Princess

Art exhibition by local artists, curated by Fadia Omar

Lobby music courtesy of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra

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Syria/Canada

Documentary

87 mins

Inspired by the traditional sacred music of Syria, filmmaker Amar Chebib travelled to Damascus and Aleppo in 2010. Six months later the revolution began, escalating into a bloody civil war and the largest humanitarian crisis of our time. Touched by the harrowing experiences of the friends he made, Wajd transformed into the stories of three musicians turned refugees.

Over five years, we witness the struggles of Ibrahim, Abdulwahed, and Mohamed as they face their traumatic past. Forced to rebuild their lives in exile, they turn to their love of music to help them find meaning in the aftermath of destruction and atrocity. Intimate footage of their daily lives weaves together with bittersweet musical performances, extremely rare Sufi ceremonies, and poetic imagery of a pre-war Syria that no longer exists. What unfolds is a cinematic meditation on loss, yearning, and faith.

“Chebib crafts a constellation of experience where narrative time oscillates between the sweeping, rare footage of pre-war Syria’s cultural majesty and into present-day formations of refugee life.”

- Arab Film & Media Institute

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