Step by Step (Khutwa Khutwa), 1978

Step by Step (Khutwa Khutwa), 1978 (25 min)
Black and White, Arabic (English subtitles)
Directed by Ossama Mohammed
Al Hamra Cinema, Al Arouba Street Q & A to follow


In a rolling area of Syria, the villagers live their everyday life, in toil and poverty. Trapped between the hardships of farming, religious and political ideologies, they barely survive. Their children are the only ones that are still full of hope. They imagine their future lives and picture themselves as doctors or engineers, but these ambitions are pipe dreams. All they can actually look forward to is farming the land with primitive tools like their parents, getting a menial job in the city or becoming brainwashed soldiers.