Beginning of 2011, a new wind is blowing through the Arab countries, the "Arab Spring" is taking place: a movement of the people against the injustice they have suffered for too long.
After Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya, on March the 15th, Syria is the next country to feel this wind blow.
The unrest began in the southern city of Deraa in March when locals gathered to demand the release of 14 school children who were arrested and reportedly tortured after writing on a wall the well-known slogan of the popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt: "The people want the downfall of the regime."
The movement then expanded to most parts of Syria, whatever religious and cultural backgrounds they have. While fear prevent some people to speak, those who dare to go out and demonstrate do it peacefully to call for democracy and greater freedom and even to ask for President Assad’s resignation.
The government response has been from the beginning of overwhelming violence: thousands of deaths not counting arbitrary arrests and missing persons.
As European people who are told from the beginning of the crisis that "they do not fit for the job," in Arab countries, current governments want their people to believe that they are not made for freedom.
We want to rise against this idea because we do believe in the right of people to self-determination and this is why we want through this short film to raise awareness about what is happening in Syria.
We want to support the Syrian people who find themselves alone in their struggle for freedom.
We want to send a strong message to Bashar Al Assad, asking him to leave and asking for a trial to judge his actions.
We want to make people aware of the crimes against humanity taking place right now and want to educate, awaken the crowds and get out as soon as possible Syria of the widespread indifference.
The short film "you do not fit for freedom" is a creation depicting the Syrian revolution from its beginning to today.
The history shows the evolution of this revolution with on the one hand the hope of the people and their undeniable courage, and on the other hand the keep-going aggressiveness of the repression.
To help our message be universal, we built this creation on non-verbal communication elements.
Dance carries the message of freedom through the play of actors and fluid, non-regulated movements, free from coercion.
The music accompanies the movement: contemporary and electronic, it expresses the tensions, the fear but also the hope to see freedom triumphing.
The editing is based on cuts showing strong universal symbols and multiple locations that all have a specific meaning
From writing and producing to broadcasting this short film, 3 months have passed.
Big thank you to everyone who make it happen: the 9 artists and technicians and the 42 participants.
Everyone’s contribution was crucial because it is « small streams that make the great rivers ».