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Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

WINTER FILM AWARDS 2014 WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • 2013
  • United States
  • 15 mins
  • English

Documentary Film Competition

Matthew VanDyke
Matthew VanDyke
Nour Kelze, Omar Hattab

A short film about the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film clearly and concisely shows why Syrians are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been torn apart by war.

In 2011 Matthew VanDyke was the subject of international press coverage when he fought against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in the Libyan revolution as an American freedom fighter and soldier in the rebel army. He was captured by Gaddafi’s forces and spent nearly 6 months as a prisoner of war in solitary confinement, before escaping from Abu Salim prison and returning to combat until the end of the war.

Awards

2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest – Audience Favorite Documentary Award
2013 DC Shorts Film Festival – Audience Favorite Film Award
2013 Arpa International Film Festival – Silver Lens Award
2013 St. Louis International Film Festival

About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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