Ahmad Alhaj

Filmmaker and curator

Grenoble (France)

From November 1 to November 8, 2019

Biography —

Wind Cinema

Ahmad is a Syrian filmmaker, film programmer, curator, journalist. founder of WIND CINEMA an emerging France based international film production and Distribution company, born in Al Hassake 1990 He writes for several Arab cultural websites and magazines, meanwhile organizing and programming film manifestations in Turkey and Netherland at Pages book store, in Copenhagen and Sweden at Syrian Doc days festival, in Canada at TAF Toronto Arab film festival and already in Syria before leaving the country. He made a short film in 2015 called “Its only three nails!! Saturn devouring his son” have been showed in more than 100 cities world wild. He got a diploma in finance and practical legal studies from Syria . Currently, based in France as a political refugee.

Project at Faber —

I carry in the palm of my right hand a small stone, stuck under the skin when I had a car accident 15 years ago. I want to release it.
“100 KG of Sadness and Wind” film resembles this stone, and I deeply want to “release it”!

During my Faber residency I will continue the work on the script of my 1st feature film, where I’m reducing the distance between reality and art, telling my own story by my present body. Rising the question of visibility, subjectivity, identity, dictatorship, love and home.