The Seconded, Syrian Film Simulating Syrian Expatriate’s Situation Abroad
The Syrian TV film al Mua’r (The Seconded) is directed by Ayman al Dhalli who studied direction in Italy and finished his higher education there in 1944. The director reflected his own experience in the film.
Dhalli has directed three films including Rihlah Fi al Khayal (Journey in The Fantasy) and another film on the imaging philosophy between self and objective shots. His debut was in Syria in the TV film recently aired by the Syrian TV station entitled al Mua’r (Seconded) which was scripted by Luayy Ayyadeh and costarring Mohammed Hariri and Lina Hawarneh.
“The film simulates the real situation of the Syrian expatriates abroad through the suffering of a couple who work in the field of education and seek the improvement of their living standard and a better financial future. The husband secures the job as a teacher in the UAE leaving his wife to carry out her job, give private lessons and look after their children amid claims by curious people and relatives who ask to share them gains achieved by the husband in the village after his return from the UAE. Events go on in a sarcastic comedy paradoxes which spur the husband to cancel his travel in the last moment,” al Dhalli told the daily Tishreen.
He added, “I tried to combine between inconsistent, contradictory and conflicting cases. I am one of those directors who are impressed by the social artwork which reflects the real human suffering.”—Albawaba.com