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1001 faces of Palmyra

FRANCE, 2020, 90′

Director: Meyar AL-Roumi,
Producer: Un film à la patte

Archaeologists go in search of funerary portraits of Palmyra disseminated around the world to recount the story of the ancient city in a way that has never been done before: through the faces of the city’s inhabitants.

The exploration of the inner secrets of these sculptures reveals the exceptional nature of this legendary city and of its multicultural identity. A key to understanding the fascination the city has exerted for centuries lies in the fact that Palmyra has always aroused curiosity and been the source of countless powerful stories and images.

It is one of the rare examples of the global integration of the history of humanity.