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Nocturne in Black – Short Film

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Nocturne in Black – Short Film

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about the film:

In the midst of a war-ravaged Syria where individuals live in constant fear of random violence and music has been outlawed by local jihadists, Karim seeks solace by secretly playing the piano for himself and his neighbors. Inspired by news reports of similar events taking place on the streets of Damascus during the civil war in Syria, the film underscores how music and the arts remind us of our shared humanity, underscore the resilience of a community, and provide hope even in the most difficult circumstances.


Jimmy Keyrouz, Writer & Director