By Giat AL-HADDAD and Saeed AL BATAL

Still Recording is a feature documentary that follows art students Saeed and Milad, who decide to leave Damascus and go to Douma, a suburb under rebel control. Over more than four years, the film depicts the two friends and their acquaintances as they go about their daily lives, capturing the transformation of the city of Douma and its people as they go through liberation, war, siege and hunger. More than 500 hours of footage was shot, and the men face grave questions about life and death, revolution and armed struggle, dreams and doubts, fear and love, and the use of art in a world facing destruction. Saeed and Milad try to launch a graffiti art project in Douma, but things in the besieged city take a turn for the worse after a chemical attack on eastern Gouta. After he loses one of his friends, Milad decides to revive the art project with the help of his friends by painting colourful graffiti on the grey, devastated walls of the city. Saeed and Milad finally get out of Douma and seek refuge in Beirut, where they face loss, exile and hope.

Lebanon, France, Qatar, Syria

2018 / 128’
2019 Images en bibliothèques (France) - Film soutenu par la Commission nationale de sélection des médiathèques
2019 Les Rencontres du film documentaire de Mellionnec (France) - Selection
2019 DOC-Cévennes, Festival International du Documentaire en Cévennes (France) - Selection
2019 Semaine de la critique de Venise (Italy) - Prix du Public de la Settimana della Critica & Prix FIPRESCI & Prix de la meilleure réalisation technique & Edipo Re Award & Vivere da sportivo il fair-play al cinema Award
2019 DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (Finland) - Selection
2019 Cinéma du Réel (France) - Front(s) populaire(s)
2019 BAFICI, Buenos Aires Festival International du Cinéma Indépendant (Argentina) - Selection
2018 FICValdivia, Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia (Chile) - best Film
2018 Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic) - Special Mention
Eurodoc Participant Mohammad Ali ATASSI
Year of participation 2017
Statut Completed
Eurodoc Producers -


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