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Soudade Kaadan


The Day I Lost My Shadow

Amira Kaadan
Production Company: KAF Production

Project Logline:

Syria 2011, between water outages and power cuts, all Sana dreams about is a hot shower. She is not interested in politics.  She has a nine years old kid that she needs to take care of, and an absent husband working in Saudi Arabia to support the family. Now she can’t even cook since the country is hit by a Gas crisis. So she takes a day off and goes out searching for a place to buy a gas cylinder. The road to the distributor is still very far away and she has to pass by people who lost their shadows, by graves in gardens, and dead fishes placed in the middle of a room.

Soudade Kaadan is a Syrian director, born in France. She studied theater criticism in the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Syria and graduated from Saint Joseph University Institute des Etudes Scénique, Audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon. She directed and produced documentary films for Aljazeera Documentary Channel, UNDP, UNHCR and UNICEF. Her films have screened at several venues nationally and internationally and have received international awards such as: Martine Filippi award for discovery - 29 URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentaries - Monte Carlo TV festival and the second prize of Muhr Arab Documentary in Dubai International Film Festival. Currently, she is working on her first feature fiction film.