Home > Film Festival > 12th PLJFF > Films > In Competition extra muros > On the edge of life The sea stares at us from afar Noiseless, Desert Extras Railway Sleepers Landscapes of War, Landscapes of Peace Niñato In The Waves I Used To Sleep On The Rooftop On the edge of life 1 2 3 4 2017 (45’) SYRIA Director: Yaser Kassab Yaser and his partner Rima leave Syria to go to Lebanon, but after receiving the news that his younger brother passed away in Aleppo, they end up in a remote and empty place in Turkey. In this place, the silence and the monotonous daily life are broken only by the calls of the family still living in Aleppo. They remain here a year and a half until they decide to take the boat to Sweden. FESTIVALS Cinéma du Réel FF, France, 2017 Festival EDOC - Encuentros del Otro Cine, USA, 2017 Festival Silhouette, France, 2017 Festival dei Popoli, Italy, 2017 – Official Selection Original language: Arabic Cinematographer: Yasser Kassab Editor: Yasser Kassab Producer: Zenloop Contact: Yasser Kassab firstname.lastname@example.org Yasser Kassab (1988, Syria) entered the field of Photography while studying Economics and Banking in Aleppo University in 2006. In 2013 he participated in Bidayyat training courses of long documentary filmmaking. In 2017 he made his first feature documentary film On the edge of life which premiered in Cinéma du Réel FF and got the Joris-Ivens/Cnap Award as The Best First Film in The First Film International Competition.