The Shebabs of Yarmouk

The Shebabs of Yarmouk

A film by Axel Salvatori-Sinz

Documentary | 77′ | 2012

Arabic and English with English subtitles

In Yarmouk (Syria), the Shebabs, a small group of boys & girls, have been friends since they were teens. Now on the eve of adulthood, they have a genuine thirst for life, while being all confronted to intricate situations. Between the need for freedom and sticking to the group, between longing for revolt and the prospect of a well-ordered life, choices are hard to make; even more so when you’re a Palestinian refugee in the camp of Yarmouk, in Syria.

Axel Salvatori-Sinz, born in 1982, grew up in the suburbs of Lyon, France. After completing an anthropology curriculum, specializing in Arabic & Muslim societies, he obtained a Master 2 degree in directing documentary films. He directed several commissioned films for the French Embassy, while staying in Salvador. “The Shebabs of Yarmouk” is his first full-length documentary. Within the frame of the 2012 FEMIS Documentary Workshop, he is currently writing the script for his next film that takes place in a Corsican village: “Chjami è Rispondi”.