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June 3, 2013 (Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY) - Hoboken International Film Festival

June 20, 2013, 3:15 pm (AFI Silver Theatre T2, Silver Spring, MD) and June 23, 2013, 10:00 am (Newseum, Washington, DC) - AFI Docs Film Festival

June 22, 2013 (Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs, CA) - Palm Springs International ShortFest

June 28, 2013 (Barbican Cinema, London, England, UK) - East End Film Festival

June 29, 2013 (National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA) - Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

June 30, 2013 (Libre de Barrio, Madrid, Spain) - Muestra de cortometrajes CineLibre

July 4, 2013 (The Palace, Balchik, Bulgaria) - In The Palace International Short Film Festival

July 12, 2013 (Roxie Theatre, San Francisco, CA) - San Francisco Frozen Film Festival

July 19, 2013 (Whitefire Theater, Sherman Oaks, CA) - Los Angeles Reel Film Festival

July 25, 2013 (London, England, UK) - Zero Film Festival London

July 27, 2013 (Los Angeles Film School, Los Angeles, CA) - Evolution International Film Festival

July 27, 2013 (Santa Monica, CA) - Awareness Festival

August 4, 2013 (Noci, Bari, Italy) - Nocicortinfestival Film Festival

August 4, 2013 (Greater Union Cinema 3, Melbourne, Australia) - Melbourne International Film Festival

August 9, 2013 (Amantea, Italy) - La Guarimba International Film Festival

August 11, 2013 (Rhode Island) - Rhode Island International Film Festival

August 16, 2013 (Sacred Cinema, Ventor, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom) - Isle of Wight Film Festival

August 16, 2013 (ARC Theater, Los Angeles, CA) - One Lens Film Festival

August 18, 2013 (Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA) - HollyShorts Film Festival

August 22, 2013 (Beachfront at The Allegria Hotel, Long Beach, NY) - Long Beach International Film Festival

August 29 (Living Room, Portland, OR) and August 31 (Mission Theater, Portland, OR) - Portland Film Festival

September 7, 2013 (Miners Foundry Stone Hall, Nevada City, CA) - Nevada City Film Festival

September 5, 2013 (Beyond Baroque Arts Literary Foundation, Los Angeles, CA) - Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival

September 6, 2013 (Martha's Vineyard, MA) - Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival

September 6, 2013 (Toronto, Canada) - Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival

September 12, 2013 (Golden, CO) - DocuWest Documentary Film Festival

September 15, 2013 (New York, NY) - Harlem International Film Festival

September 14, 2013 (Berlin, Germany) - Contravision Film Festival

September 15, 2013 (Canberra, Australia) - Canberra Short Film Festival

September 19, 22, 24, and 27, 2013 (four screenings!) (Washington, DC) - DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19, 2013 (Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, CA) - New York International Film Festival, LA Edition

September 20, 2013 (Century at Pacific Commons, Fremont, CA) - Third World Indie Film Festival

Saturday 21, 2013 (Tribeca Film Center, New York, NY) - Bootleg Film Festival

September 21, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) - NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

September 21, 2013 (Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas, Calgary, Alberta, Canada) and September 25, 2013 (Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas, Calgary, Alberta, Canada) - Calgary International Film Festival

September 21, 2013 (Newburyport, MA) - Newburyport Documentary Film Festival

September 23, 2013 (Henestrosa theater, Oaxaca, Mexico) - Oaxaca FilmFest

September 23-26, 2013 (Anáhuac University, Mexico City, Mexico) - Festival Internacional de Cine Universitario Lanterna

September 27, 2013 (Edmonton, Canada) - Edmonton International Film Festival

September 28, 2013 (Santa Rosa, CA) - Wine Country Film Festival (Santa Rosa International Film Festival)

September 28, 2013 (Great Basin College Theatre, Elko, NV) - Ruby Mountain Film Festival

September 28, 2013 (Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA) - ARPA International Film Festival

September 28, 2013 (Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA) - Lady Filmmakers Film Festival

September 28, 2013 (Chicago, Illinois) - Chicago International Social Change Film Festival

September 28, 2013 (Teatro de la ciudad, Puebla) and September 30, 2013 (Complejo Cultural Universitario) (Puebla, Pue, Mexico) FIC·Puebla Festival Internacional de Cine 2013

September 30 - October 1, 2013 (specific date coming soon) (San Luis Potosí, Mexico) - Festival Internacional de Cine de San Luis Potosí (International Film Festival of San Luis Potosi)

September 30 and October 10, 2013 (shown twice at the festival!) (Vancouver, Canada) - Vancouver International Film Festival

October 1, 2013 (Brothers Drake Meadery, Columbus, Ohio) - 61st Columbus International Film + Video Festival

October 2, 2013 (Vue Piccadilly Cinema, Piccadilly Circus, London, UK) - Raindance Film Festival

October 3, 2013 (Cinema du Parc, Montreal, Canada) - Zero Film Festival Montreal

October 4, 2013 (918 Bathurst, Toronto, Canada) - Zero Film Festival Toronto

October 5, 2013 (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) - Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

October 5 and October 6, 2013 (the film will be shown twice at the festival!) (San Diego, CA) - San Diego Film Festival

October 6, 2013 (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey) - New Jersey Film Festival

October 6, 2013 (Norrköping, Sweden) - Flimmer Film Festival

October 10, 2013 (San Francisco, CA) - SF Shorts (The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films)

October 11, 2013 (Kerry School of Music, Kerry, Ireland) - Kerry Film Festival

October 12, 2013 (Toledo, Spain) - Festival Internacional de Cine Social de Castilla-La Mancha

October 12, 2013 (Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ) - Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival

October 15, 2013 (Washington, DC) - REEL Independent Film Extravaganza

October 18, 2013 (Gig Harbor, WA) - Gig Harbor Film Festival

October 19, 2013 (Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland) - Document 11 International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

October 18, 19, and 20, 2013 (the film will be shown three times at the festival!) (Walkringen, Switzerland) - Emmentaler Filmtage

October 20, 2013 (Greenbelt, MD) - Utopia Film Festival

October 20, 2013 (Pepin, WI) - Flyway Film Festival

October 20 and October 21 and October 24 and October 25 (the film will be shown four times at the festival!) (Indianapolis, Indiana) - Heartland Film Festival

October 16-25, 2013 (on exhibition playing continuously from 11am to 7pm every day of the festival!) (Seoul, South Korea) - Seoul International NewMedia Festival (NeMaf)

October 26, 2013 (Cape May, NJ) - Cape May Film Festival

November 1, 2013 (Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico) - El Festival Internacional de Cine de Hermosillo

November 1, 2013 (Springfield, Illinois) - Route 66 Film Festival

November 2, 2013 (Historic Sonora Opera Hall, Sonora, CA) - ITSA Film Festival

November 6 and November 7, 2013 (the film will be shown twice!) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - Festival Internacional de Curtas do Rio de Janeiro

November 8, 2013 (Cinema Paradiso - Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL) and November 9, 2013 (Cinema Paradiso - Hollywood, Hollywood, FL) and November 19, 2013 (Muvico Pompano, Pompano, FL) (the film will be shown three times at the festival!) - Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

November 9, 2013 (Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay, Cornwall, England) - Cornwall Film Festival

November 9, 2013 (Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain) - Evolution International Film Festival EIFF Palma de Mallorca

November 10, 2013 (specific dates coming soon) (Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR) - Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival

November 10, 2013 (East Lansing, MI) - East Lansing Film Festival

November 10, 2013 (Rehoboth Beach, DE) - Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

November 10, 2013 (Daytona Beach, FL) - Daytona Beach Film Festival

November 14 and November 15, 2013 (the film will be shown twice at the festival) (Berlin, Germany) - interfilm 29th International Short Film Festival

November 16, 2013 (St. Louis, Missouri) - St. Louis International Film Festival

November 21, 2013 (Jamestown, RI) - The Jamestown Arts Center & Rhode Island International Film Festival, Selections from the 2013 Festival

November 16 - 23, 2013 (specific date coming soon) (Bydgoszcz, Poland) - Camerimage Film Festival

November 23, 2013 (Berlin, Germany) - Raindance Berlin

November 27, 2013 (Gdansk, Poland) - Euroshorts Film Festival

November 30, 2013 (London, England) - London Lift-Off Film Festival

December 6-12, 2013 (specfic date coming soon) (Warsaw, Poland) - WATCH DOCS Human Rights in Film International Film Festival

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About Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution


     Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution is a documentary short film that tells the story of the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel fighter, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film is a 15 minute documentary short about why the Syrian people are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been turned upside down and torn apart by war.

Nour Kelze

     Nour is a schoolteacher-turned-journalist who faces death on the front lines to tell the world about the war that is destroying her country. The film’s title is derived from the opening line of the film, when Nour says, “I used to wear fancy dresses and high heels. Not anymore.” Now she wears body armor and a helmet. She is fearless, determined, and brilliant, but also lives with the pain of friends who have been tortured, raped, and murdered by the Assad regime. She tells not only her story, but theirs, and in so doing she shows the audience what life is like for a Syrian girl who is spending her 20s in war as everything she knows and loves is destroyed.


     Mowya is a young rebel commander who bears the scars, physical and psychological, of seven months of torture at the hands of the Assad regime. But this hasn’t broken his spirit. With incredible wit and brilliance he tells his story and laments what has been lost in his city due to war. With disbelief and sadness he walks the streets of ancient Aleppo, telling of how life used to be in a thriving, vibrant city whose heart, as Mowya says, has stopped. With a great deal of charisma he clearly articulates why the Syrian people are fighting for their freedom.

Syria war documentary film cast

     The film concludes with the powerful image of Mowya and Nour, as Nour pets a small cat in her arms. Mowya suggests that the film be put on YouTube so that people in America will see that there are cats in Syria who need help, because so far nobody is helping the Syrian people, but perhaps they will send help at least for the cats. When asked if Syrians feel that the world would be more likely to help prevent animal cruelty than human suffering, he says yes.

     Mowya acknowledges that it is hyperbole to say that Americans care more for the well being of cats than that of fellow humans, but the implication rings true. And it echoes through the mind of the audience. What is the value of human life? What is the value of freedom? And what can we do, as individuals, to help restore some balance, to help the Nours and Mowyas of Syria.

About the filmmakers, Matthew VanDyke and Nour Kelze