Private Project

Normal Yesterday

A note: This film is a new version of the film released in 2013.
Italy: Al-Ard Doc Film Festival 2013
Egypt: Tiba Short Film Festival 2013
Iraq: Baghdad International Film Festival 2014
Columbia: Columbia Gorge International Film Festival 2014
Syria: Steps International Short Film Festival 2015.
#EverydayArias, UK:

  • Diana Kasem
    Cinematography by Diana Kasem & Mosad Asa'ad
  • 7GATES
  • Voice over: Ihab Shaaban
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    مبارح عادي
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    city, documentary, experimental, music video, Handmade, Crafts, Craftmanship, Manmade, Traditional
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Syrian Arab Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Syrian Arab Republic
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The higher Institute of Theater

  • Colombia

  • Italy
Director - Diana Kasem
Director Statement

A note: This film is a new edition of the film released in 2013.
How is it to make a film about Damascus, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world? In ancient city, people are always walking. One cannot expect where this city is taking us.
All details tell stories, the architecture, the colors, the objects, the people, and their movement.
What is the identity of Damascus? Is it a mix of contradictions? Is it the beauty? What does the archaeology of Damascus tell about our present and future?
Even in war and bitterness, this city will continuously tell a great story about the importance of peace and beauty.
Love ancient cities, don't ignore them.