We Will Live To See These Things

“We Will Live To See These Things” is a documentary video in five parts about competing visions of an uncertain future. Shot in Damascus, Syria years before the war which began in 2011, each section of the piece offers a different perspective on what might come to pass in a place where people live between the competing forces of a repressive regime, a growing conservative Islamic movement, and intense pressure from the United States.

Winner of “Best New International Video” at the Images Festival in Toronto, 2007 and the “Dialogue Award” at the European Media Arts Festival in Osnabrueck, Germany 2008. 

47 minutes, 2008

Directed by Julia Meltzer and David Thorne