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Far from Bashar

Far from Bashar

| 1 h 13 min

Several years ago, after taking part in the mass uprisings against Bashar al-Assad, Adnan al-Mhamied had to flee Syria with his wife, Basmah, and their four children. Now settled in Montreal, the family opens their door to filmmaker Pascal Sanchez. They’ve adjusted to life in a peaceful city, but Adnan and Basmah still fear for loved ones back in Syria whose status and whereabouts remain unknown. The war that’s thousands of kilometres away continues to haunt them, surging suddenly to the fore in a conversation, Skype call or Facebook feed. Far from Bashar chronicles an endearing family as they go about their lives, tormented by a distant and seemingly interminable conflict.

  • director
    Pascal Sanchez
  • producer
    Nathalie Cloutier
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède
  • editing
    Natalie Lamoureux
  • original music
    Serge Nakauchi Pelletier
  • sound recording
    Mélanie Gauthier
  • sound design
    Mélanie Gauthier
  • research
    Pascal Sanchez
  • script
    Pascal Sanchez
  • cinematography
    Pascal Sanchez
  • production manager
    Tobie Fraser
    Geneviève Thibert
  • additional sound recording
    Simon Plouffe
    Lynne Trépanier
    Daniel Fontaine Bégin
  • production assistant
    Will Prosper
    Giulia Frati
  • technical consultant - camera
    Steve Hallé
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • assistant editor
    Philippe Lefebvre
  • assistant sound editor
    Sandy Pinteus
  • additional sound design
    Sandy Pinteus
  • translation
    Kamel Bouzeboudjen
    Khaled Suleyman
    Joulnar El Husseini
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • voice
    Suliman Ataya
    Meriem Anchour Bouakkz
  • foley
    Alexis Farand
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • participant
    Adnan Al Mhamied
    Basmah Issa
    Ali Al Mahamid
    Saja Al Mahamid
    Raniah Al Mahamid
    Basel Al Mahamid
    Yves Gauthier
    Hilda Eddé Debbané
    Kate Gwyneth Suganob
    Ace Rondez
    Amal Elsana Alh'jooj
    Scarlett Brito
    Adan Alh'jooj
    Marisa Samek
    Nico Trocmé
    Nilly Elwakele
  • additional voice
    Anna Sanchez
  • legal advisor
    Christian Pitchen
  • press relations
    Nadine Viau
  • marketing manager
    Judith Lessard-Bérubé
  • marketing coordinator
    Jolène Lessard
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
  • studio coordinator
    Pascale Savoie-Brideau
  • production coordinator
    Chinda Phommarinh
    Isabelle Limoges
    Gabrielle Dupont
  • technical coordinator
    Mira Mailhot
    Daniel Claveau
  • line producer
    Mélanie Lasnier



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