Douma Underground

directors: Tim Alsiofi
11 minutes | Syria, Lebanon

With the barrel bombs falling on Ghouta, civilians sought shelter in the basements of their homes. I was one of them, holding on to my camera, I tried to film what I couldn’t express in words.


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Production: Bidayyat for Audiovisual Arts (Lebanon)

Distribution France: Films de Force Majeure, Agence du Court-Métrage

Release: 2019





Writer and director Tim Alsiofi
Camera Tim Alsiofi et Khalil MHD
Sound engineer Manuel Vidal
Editor Qutaiba Barhamji
Color grading Qutaiba Barhamji
Producer Mohamad Ali Atassi

Technical sheet

Sound 5.1, stéréo
Length 11 minutes
Release 2019



Tous les festivals auxquels Films de Force Majeure à participé en 2021

Festival Silhouette (France)
Festival 7ème Lune – Gold Moon Price (France)

Tous les festivals auxquels Films de Force Majeure à participé en 2020

IndieLisboa Festival Internacional (Portugal)
Geneva international Film Festival (Swiss)
Des Courts l’après-midi (France)
PriMed – Short Mediterranean Price (France)
Institut du Monde Arabe – Carte blanche Festival de Locarno (France)
Guanajuato Int. Film Festival – Special Mention of the Jury (Mexico)
IndieLisboa (Portugal)
Festival Cinéma en Liberté (France)
Festival Partie(s) de Campagne – Special Mention (France)
Festival Côté Court (France)
Festival Hot Docs (Canada)
Festival Int. du Film 7ème Lune (France)
Festival du Film de Sundsall (Sweden)
REGARD –  Special Mention Best Documentary (Quebec)
FIPADOC (France)
London Short Film Festival (UK)
FIPADOC International Documentary Festival (France)

ZINEBI – International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao (Spain)
The International Short Film Festival Winterthur (Suisse)
Festival Signes de Nuit (France)
Locarno Festival – World Premiere (Suisse)