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

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IRAK / SYRIEN 1. Arbeitsfassung
Documentary Film, AT 2017, Farbe, 90 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2017

Director: Matthias Krepp, Angelika Spangel
Script: Konzept: Matthias Krepp
Editor: Matthias Krepp, Angelika Spangel
Sounddesign: Florian Rabl, Joseph Mittermeier
Additional Credits:
Tonschnitt: Ken Rischard, Benedikt Palier
Producers: Leni Gruber
Production: Filmakademie Wien


“It was paradise, but now it’s hell.” Private video footage narrated by refugees living in Austria offers a review of Syria’s and Iraq’s recent histories: incriminating images of devastation, fear, and hatred. A shocking film that uses skilled montage of different perspectives and positions to expose as untenable any moral classification in good and evil, victim and perpetrator.

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