Dance or die

Mid-length documentary | ’54 | 2018, Witfilm

Directed by Roozbeh Kaboly
Function Line producer

For the Syrian dancer Ahmad Joudeh, his war-torn birthplace Damascus was not only a heap of rubble, but also a stage. Still, he leaps at the opportunity to flee his native country. In the Netherlands, Ahmad trains at the Dutch National Ballet and performs both in the Netherlands and other European countries.

Director Roozbeh Kaboly and Ahmad first crossed paths when Roozbeh was reporting in Syria for the Dutch current affairs programme Nieuwsuur. In this documentary, he will show how Ahmad has fared in the Netherlands.

Cinedans 2018