Saeed is a young cinema lover trying to teach the rules of filmmaking to other young people in Eastern Ghouta, Syria. Under regime control in nearby Damascus, his friend Milad is studying Fine Arts. At one point, Milad decides to leave the capital and join Saeed living under siege in Douma, where they set up a local radio station and a recording studio. They pick up the camera to film everything they can, until one day the camera films them...
- Venice International Film Critic’s Week - FIPRESCI Award, Audience Award, Vivere da sportivo il fair-play al cinema Award, Edipo Re Award and Mario Serandrei - Hotel Saturnia & International Award for Best Technical Achievement (2018)
- Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival - Best Testimony on Politics (2018)
- FICValdivia - Best International Feature Film (2018)
Born in 1988 in Tartous, Syria. Saeed Al Batal is a citizen journalist, photographer and filmmaker. He has led numerous training courses in photography and news reporting. He has worked as a reporter for various radio stations and has been writing articles on Syrian current affairs for agencies and institutions worldwide. He is one of the founders of an online gallery entitled “Sam Lenses” and the “Humans of Syria” project. Still Recording is Saeed and Ghiath’s first co-directed feature-length film. They co-directed a short film entitled Frontline in 2014 and have both directed other short films separately.
Born in 1989 in Yabrod, Syria. Ghiath Ayoub is a filmmaker and visual artist. Graduate of the faculty of Fine Art University Damascus 2013. He is the co-founder of a number of open spaces across Beirut, such as "Riwaq Beirut" and "Workshop51". Ghiath also participates in various civil society initiatives, such as "Humans of Syria", and has done graphic design work and films featured on websites and in exhibition spaces globally. Still Recording is Saeed and Ghiath’s first co-directed feature-length film. They co-directed a short film entitled Frontline in 2014 and have both directed other short films separately.