Houses Without Doors

Directed by Avo Kaprealian
Documentary | Syria, Lebanon | 2016 | Arabic, Armenian, French | English subtitles | 90 min

Cairo Cinema Days
The film portrays the changes in the life of an Armenian family on Aleppo’s frontline in Al Midan, an area that brought shelter to the persecuted Armenians 100 years ago and today to many displaced Syrians. From the balcony of his home, the director films with a small camera the changes in his neighborhood and his own family, interweaving his images with extracts from classical films to illustrate the parallels between the Armenian genocide and Syrians’ reality today.