Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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A Memory in Khaki
Documentary Film, SY/QA/AT 2016, Farbe, 108 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2018

Director, Editor: Alfoz Tanjour
Script: Alfoz Tanjour/ Louai Haffar
Cast: Amathel Yaghi / Ibrahim Samuel / Khaled Alkhani / Shadi Abu Fakhr / Muhammad Alsalim
Camera: Ahmad Dakroub
Music: Kinan Azmeh
Sounddesign: Manuel Meichsner
Additional Credits: Producer: Louai Haffar Postproduction: Golden Girls Film Produktion Dramatic Advisor: Arash T. Riahi Colorist: Andi Winter Artistic advisor: Arash T. Riahi Linda Zahra Production manager: Eyad Shehab Ahmad
Producers: Louai Haffar
Production: Aljazeera Documentary Channel
Co-production: Golden Girls Filmproduktion


In a filmic mosaic in which every small stone is painted by cinematic means, Alfoz Tanjour lays bare memories from the years of fearful silence under the Assad regime, and the incessant echo of the war experience. He interweaves his thoughts of a country that no longer exists, as such, with the stories of four people who also had to leave their homeland. And there it is again, appearing continually: khaki, the color of the military clothing and school uniforms, symbol of the Assad era.