Rania Stephan's Film projection at Centre Pompidou

Rania Stephan's " Field of Words: conversations with Samar Yazbeck (70′ – 2022) "

At Centre Pompidou

January 28, 2023 at 16h30


A filmic dialogue between exiled Syrian writer Samar Yazbek and the filmmaker that tries to ask vital questions about cinema and literature in the face of war, death and violence. Focusing on the relation between the spoken word, the literary text and the act of listening, the film explores the writer’s work with her own tools: words. As the war intensifies, the dilemma increases: to speak or not to speak becomes a central question in the film. But if the filmed conversations are interrupted, who will tell the story of the voiceless? A pertinent poetic and political testimony of our troubled times.

After its screening at Beaubourg in Paris on January 28, 2023, the film will be screened at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in London in March 2023 and in Marseille at the Mucem as part of the AFLAM film festival in March 2023.