Private Project

A Storytelling; I Only Wish I Could be There...

“A Storytelling; I only wish I could be there…” is an attempt to explore my memory in the period between 2013 and 2015, the year in which I had returned to Syria.

The project attempts to show how one reflects and struggles with traumatic events and how they ultimately have a lasting effect on our memory. The videos explore the role that memory and narrative can have within discourses of conflict.

The Monologues used in each video are recordings of telephone conversations with friends and family members. Background of the videos make absence from what country it is emphasising the
value of the conversations, depicting not only the geographical displacement but more importantly the emotional one.

  • Huda Takriti
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 26, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Syrian Arab Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Austria, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • VideoPresentation, Kulturvermittung and Afro Asian Institute
    April 27, 2016
  • STIFF Student International Film Festival
    October 6, 2016
  • “L’Art en Mouvement” Group Exhibition
    May 20, 2017
Director Biography - Huda Takriti

Huda Takriti was born in Damascus, Syria in 1990. She graduated from the Drawing and Painting Department at the Faculty of fine Arts in Damascus, Syria. She works with many types of media including painting, printmaking, installation and film. Takriti has also participated in exhibitions, festivals and workshop in Syria, Lebanon, Spain, Italy, Germany and Austria.
Her recent works discuss the relationship between humans, memories, cities, war and destruction. She explores how this relationship can influence and change a person and their perception of themselves and their community. The questions she asks herself are: how can media influence our reality and how can we release the tension of the current stage we are living at?

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