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Looking For the Man with the Camera

Spring Grant 2015

للترجمة العربية اضغط على

Boutheyna Bouslama / Feature Documentary / France, Switzerland, Qatar / 2018 / 76 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Politics, Biography, War, Creative Documentary


“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.


Boutheyna Bouslama
Farid Rezkallah
Production Company

About the Director

Born in Paris from Tunisian parents in 1982, Boutheyna Bouslama is a filmmaker and a visual artist who lives and works between Istanbul, Paris and Geneva.
She studied Visual arts in The Monaco Art School then in 2010 she obtained her Masters with a double major in Visual Arts and Cinema from the University of Art and Design of Geneva (HEAD-Geneva). She worked as a teaching assistant / lecturer in the Visual Arts
department in HEAD-Geneva. Her main topics are based on personal archives and experiences creating collective
memory, always reflective on the current society.
Her work in Istanbul focuses mainly on documentary photography and videos, including her first long length documentary film, between Syria and Turkey.

Awards and Festival History


Sesterce d’or for Best Swiss Film, Visions du Reel 2019 (WP)
Soleure Award, Soleure FF 2020


  • Director

    Boutheyna Bouslama


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