Trumpets in the Sky

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Shorts 8: Battles, Big & Small
Pruneyard Cinemas #7 Sat, Aug 27 4:40 PM
“We fight so that someday, we will not need to.” Battles – Big & Small is a collection of eight hard-hitting short films about the conflicts that arise in this life; conflicts that are internal and external, big and small. Stories of wars, literal and figurative, bring us clarity on the reasons, and perhaps cloud the logic of that reasoning just a bit more.
Shorts 8: Battles, Big & Small
Pruneyard Cinemas #7 Mon, Aug 29 2:15 PM
“We fight so that someday, we will not need to.” Battles – Big & Small is a collection of eight hard-hitting short films about the conflicts that arise in this life; conflicts that are internal and external, big and small. Stories of wars, literal and figurative, bring us clarity on the reasons, and perhaps cloud the logic of that reasoning just a bit more.
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Shorts
Runtime (minutes):15
Premiere Status:None
Original Language:None
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Boushra Matar
Azra Al Nazzal
Hussein Ali
Yasser Shlash
Director:Rakan Mayasi
Executive Producer:Joseph Khallouf
Producer(s):Rakan Mayasi
François Morisset
Laura Jumel
Screenwriter:Rakan Mayasi
Wahid Ajmi
Cinematography:Pôl Seif
Music By:Hadi Zeidan Tamikrest
Editor:Rakan Mayasi
Marie-Rose Osta

Description

Lebanon today - the war in Syria is next door. A once dreamy and undisturbed meadow changes drastically in the eyes of 14 year old Boushra, who returns from work picking potatoes to learn that her childhood will soon come to an end. With an absent father, her mother sells her into marriage. As she tries to connect with her decaying hometown, Boushra fears the impending possibilities of departure and becoming a woman.


Without any dialogue, TRUMPETS IN THE SKY is a poetic visual contemplation on landscapes and the complexity of human traditions. Part fiction, part documentary, and purposely blurring the distinction, the bleakness of the narrative explores a dark socio-political critique of patriarchy, the repercussions of war, and the myth of sacrifice.