Surrounded by ruins in Syria’s capital Damascus, Ayham Ahmad sings accompanied by an out-of-tune piano about migration, hunger, and death. Threatened by Assad’s regime and ISIS, the Piano Man is silenced and must flee – to Germany. The documentary film The Pianist from Yarmouk tells the story of this Syrian refugee musician. After his arrival in Munich, we follow the life of a man who sang out against the suffering in his country until his instrument was destroyed.
His fate stands for that of thousands – robbed of their hopes and dreams and forced to build a new existence.
THIS DOCUMENTARY WON THE “GRAND PRIX” AT THE “INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL GOLDEN PRAGUE” 2016
|Year of production:||2015/16|
|First Broadcast Date:||08.03.2016|
|Production company:||ACCENTUS Music|
|Executive Producer:||Paul Smaczny|
|Director:||Günter Atteln & Carmen Belaschk|