Everyday Life in a Syrian Village

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Everyday Life in a Syrian Village
الحياة اليومية في قرية سورية
Directed by Omar Amiralay
Produced by General Organization for Cinema (Syria)
Written by Saadallah Wannous & Omar Amiralay
Cinematography Hazem Bayaa
Abdo Hamzeh
Edited by Qais al-Zubaidi
Distributed by General Organization for Cinema (Syria)
Release date(s) 1974
Running time 80 minutes
Country Syria
Language Arabic, French and English subtitles

Everyday Life in a Syrian Village (Arabic: الحياة اليومية في قرية سورية‎) is a Syrian documentary film by the director Omar Amiralay. The documentary presents an unabashed critique of the impact of the Syrian government's agricultural and land reforms, and the state's conceit of redressing social and economic inequities. Interviews with farmers, health workers and a police officer contrast the peasants’ regard for the state with the mindset of state representatives toward those peasants. Saadallah Wannous, a prominent Syrian playwright and essayist also collaborated with Amiralay on the project.

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