"Strangely, as soon as I arrived with my family at a modest refugee camp in the heart of Europe, I started to seek refuge in my memories—the memories I had left at our doorstep over there. But the images this time were faint…fast…broken. And they were all in khaki: images of the bitter years in hiding endured by Sanaa in Damascus, the lingering nights that Ibrahim spent in a dark prison, the deep persisting pain suffered by Khalid in exile and the dream of a free homeland, which is all that remains for Shadi.”
So says Syrian filmmaker Alfoz Tanjour about the making of this emotional documentary, which weaves together his personal narrative with those of other Syrians to chronicle the years of silence and terror under an oppressive state that led to the implosion of their homeland—and the start of their revolution. By laying bare the past, A Memory in Khaki paves the way for the story of Syria’s future.
Producer: Louai Haffar, Eyad Ahmad | Editor: Alfoz Tanjour | Cinematographer: Ahmad Dakroub | Screenwriter: Alfoz Tanjour, Louai Haffar