Wiam Simav Bedirxan

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Wiam Simav Bedirxan is a Syrian Kurdish documentary filmmaker from Homs, who co-directed the 2014 film Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait with exiled filmmaker Usama Muhammad. Bedirxan documented the Siege of Homs, sending footage via the internet to Muhammad in Paris, in order to make Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait, which had its world premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2]

Bedrixan, an elementary school teacher in Homs, had contacted Muhammad for advice on what to film. She only met her co-director in person when she was able to escape Homs and attend the film's world premiere.[3]


  1. ^ "Siege of Homs film gets Cannes ovation". Khaleej Times. Agence France-Presse. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Young, Deborah (15 May 2014). "'Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait': Cannes Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (17 May 2014). "Cannes: Syrian Director Talks 'Silvered Water,' Filming Revolution on Cell Phones". Variety. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 

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