Purple Sea (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 7m

Use promo code ‘PAY3’ to rent the film for £3.

Made from images filmed by the Syrian artist Amel Alzakout after the boat on which she was fleeing Syria sank off the coast of Lesbos, Purple Sea reports on the moment in which the co-director and the other passengers are floating in the sea in their life jackets, waiting to be rescued.

Co-authored with with filmmaker Khaled Abdulwahed, Alzakout poignantly narrates her perilous journey, and her poetic commentary feeds into a confrontational psychological reflection on this moment of personal crisis and collective tragedy.

Presented in partnership with Goethe-Institut Glasgow.

Director

Amel Alzakout

Language

Arabic

Subtitles

English

Country

Germany