The Sun’s Incubator

Feb. 4th, 2011: The family is getting ready to demonstrate. The crowds go wild and scream: ”We want to bring down the dictatorship of Mubarak who humiliated Egyptians during the past three decades”.

May 27, 2011: Thirteen-year old Syrian boy Hamza al-Khateeb is shot and tortured to death in Dera’a. The Syrian streets rise up.

The film is a reflection on life, death and political commitment.

  • Ammar al-Beik

    Born in Damascus in 1972, lives in Berlin.

    Photographer and filmmaker Ammar Al-Beik’s films move between feature and documentary, showing his wife, his mother or his close friends and the places where he lives. His work has been shown at international film festivals such as São Paulo, Edinburgh, Berlin, Cinéma du réel, and Locarno. He has won awards at the Venice Film Festival (2006) and the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam (2007).

    The Sun’s Incubator was premiered at the Venice Film Festival (Orizzonti Competition, 2011).

    Al-Beik’s artwork is part of several private and public collections such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Los Angeles Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA).