WorldCat Identities

Amiralay, Omar

Overview
Works: 19 works in 24 publications in 4 languages and 87 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Documentary films  Biographical films 
Roles: Director, Author, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Performer
Classifications: TC558.S95, 320.9569
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Omar Amiralay
 
Most widely held works by Omar Amiralay
Two films by Omar Amiralay( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Arabic and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two documentary films by Syrian director Omar Amiralay about the dam built on the Euphrates River in the early 1970s. The first film, the director's first, was filled with youthful enthusiasm for the engineering project and hopeful for the benefits it would bring to his country. The second film, made thirty years later, is a more cynical look at the ruling Baath party now that construction flaws in the dams have been revealed
Dīmūqrāṭīyat Sūrīyā wa-istiqlāl Lubnān : al-baḥth ʻan rabīʻ Dimashq by Samir Kassir( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fātiḥ wa-Ādūnīs : ḥiwār by Mouna Atassi( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fātiḥ al-Mudarris; Arabic painter; Adūnīs; poet; Syria; interview
L'homme aux semelles d'or The man with the golden soles( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Arabic and French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unlikely pairing of Syrian civil society activist and documentary filmmaker Omar Amiralay with Lebanese self-made-billionaire-turned-politician Rafiq Hariri as his subject produces a fascinating portrait of the Lebanese Prime Minister who was assassinated in February of 2005. Amiralay admits to having reservations about criticizing the powerful leader on film, while Hariri, who is notoriously protective of his public image, is similarly apprehensive about being portrayed on screen by the outspoken director. Amiralay's friends and intellectual colleagues express concern that Amiralay will succumb to Hariri's renowned charm, resulting in a public-relations piece rather than a documentary film worthy of its maker. Ultimately, the film reveals Hariri both as a super-contractor who was able to tear down Beirut's past and reconstruct it for the future, and as a uniting political force who existed outside Lebanon's warring factions
Comme je le pensais hier, la paix c'est pour demain by Omar Amiralay( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux témoignages sur la génération qui a grandi avec le conflit israélo-arabe... "Il y a tant de choses encore à raconter" (52') Parole donnée au défunt dramaturge syrien Saadallah Wannou et "Le plat de sardines" (18') Eté 1950, le jour où le jeune Omar entend pour la 1re fois parler d'Israël
Films by Omar Amiralay( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two documentary films by Syrian director Omar Amiralay about the dam built on the Euphrates River in the early 1970s. The first film, the director's first, was filled with youthful enthusiasm for the engineering project and hopeful for the benefits it would bring to his country. The second film, made thirty years later, is a more cynical look at the ruling Baath party now that construction flaws in the dams have been revealed
Le plat de sardines( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Syrian director Omar Amiralay uses the village of Quneitra, which was destroyed by the Israeli army in 1974, as a point of departure for reflecting on the Arab-Israeli conflict from the time of the formation of the state of Isreal. The documentary uses a combination of contemporary footage, recreations, and excerpts from the film Quneitra 1974 by Mohammad Malas, who also appears in the film
Es gibt noch so viel zu erzählen Arte Themenabend: Israel - Syrien( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ombres et lumière( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Syriac and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shadows and light( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Trained as an electrician, Nazih Shahbandar became fascinated with the technology behind film production and was one of the pioneers of cinema production in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1947, he set up a studio fitted with film equipment that was almost entirely of his own fabrication. He wrote scripts, built sets, and innovated new methods of sound recording and transmission. As an enthusiastic inventor, he produced and directed the first Syrian film with sound. His dream was to film and screen a 3D film. An ode to cinema, this documentary is a long interview with Shahbandar."--ArteEast website
Chickens( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Under the guise of documenting chicken farms, the filmmaker delivers a scathing critique of his government, and foretells the massive failure of its policies that have brought poverty and hunger to its people."--ArteEast A Showcase of Syrian Cinema
The daily life in a Syrian village( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The first documentary to present an unabashed critique of the impact of the Syrian government's agricultural and land reforms, Everyday Life in a Syrian Village delivers a powerful jab at the state's conceit of redressing social and economic inequities. Interviews with farmers, health workers and a police officer contrast the peasants' regard for the state with the mindset of state representatives toward those peasants."--ArteEast A Showcase of Syrian Cinema
Video sur sable( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Déluge au pays du Baas Syrien - in den Fängen der Baath-Partei( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Déluge au pays du Baas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Il y a 33 ans, le cinéaste était un inconditionnel de la modernisation de son pays, consacrant même son premier film à la gloire d'un barrage, Le Barrage de l'Euphrate, fierté du parti Baas au pouvoir. Aujourd' hui, il regrette cette erreur de jeunesse. Retournant sur les lieux, près du lac Assad, il s'arrête au village d'el-Machi, une entité à l'image d'un pays, la Syrie, que le Baas façonne depuis quarante ans, sans partage
There are many things that one can talk about( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A few months before the passing of his friend and close collaborator dramaturge Saadallah Wannus, Amiralay listens to his friend's somber and relentless words, a farewell to a generation for whom the Arab-Israeli conflict has been the source of all disillusion."--ArteEast A Showcase of Syrian Cinema
Le sarcophage de l'amour( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Syrien - In den Fängen der Baath-Partei( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Amiralay Omar 1944-2011

Amīrālāy, ʻUmar

Omar Amiralay

Omar Amiralay Syrian documentary film director and prominent civil society activist

Omar Amiralay syrischer Filmemacher

ʿUmar Amīrālāy 1944-2011

أميرالاي، عمر

أميرالاي عمر 1944-2011

Languages
Arabic (15)

French (6)

German (1)

Syriac (1)