Tea on the Axis of Evil (67min) Syria
When Syria was admitted to the Axis of Evil, Jean-Marie Offenbacher decided to move there, alone, to record ordinary life and stimulate healthy curiosity about this Arab community to counter the vilification that dominated the media and White House rhetoric. Syrias intricate dance between tradition and modernity reveals itself as a range of sensual and amusing characters discuss dating, marriage, education, art, politics and religion. A myriad of different religions and sects co-exist harmoniously, but as the country is left in a diplomatic vacuum, the government becomes less progressive and the fear of radical Islam grows. As it lyrically spins a tale of contemporary Syrian life, 'TEA' gives voice and face to a moderate majority.
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