Best Swiss Film, Sesterce d’or SRG SSR, Visions du Réel 2019, Nyon, Switzerland / Special Mention, Festival of common memory of Nador 2019, Morocco / Soleure Price 2020, 55èmes Journées de Soleure, Switzerland

Looking for the man with the camera is a journey that takes the narrator from Geneva to the Syrian border, relentlessly looking for her childhood friend, a missing Syrian media activist. During the three years search we witness different stages of hope, fear and despair, where the search of a beloved one transcends the political and military chaos.

Through the narrator’s and her friend’s involvement in film making, it is a self reflective questioning of war image and its role for memory and as a witness against war crimes.

Supported by the Region Pays de la Loire / Developpment

Trailer – Looking for the man with the camera

Director: Boutheyna Bouslama - 2019 - France - Switzerland - 76min
Producer: 24images - Close-Up Films - Broadcaster: LMTV

Festivals Selections

    • Visions du Réel 2019, Nyon, Switzerland
    • International Festival of common memory of Nador 2019, Morocco
    • DocuMed 2019, Tunis, Tunisia
    • 55èmes Journées de Soleure 2020, Switzerland
    • International Documentary Festival 2020, Lasalle en Cévènnes, France
    • Rencontres Aflam 2020, Marseille, France