Republic of Silence

Jumhuriyat Al-Samt

24th TDF: Greek Premiere

Twelve years in the making, Republic of Silence bears witness to a tragedy on an epic scale, accompanied by an ever-expanding mosaic of fragile, deeply embedded moments from Diana El Jeiroudi’s life, beginning with the memory from the age of seven when her father gives her a camera, right up to the present day. Sometimes the frame holds a definitive version of what is happening in the world around the filmmaker. And then it collapses. White letters emerge on a black screen to conjure her inner world in this cinematic memoir. A formal and orderly life in Berlin competes with a life in Damascus that is perforated by dictatorship and dismantled by wars and international political corruption. El Jeiroudi takes solace in cinema, music, the serenity of dreams, and the daily solidarity of a durable and abiding love story.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Diana El Jeiroudi
Script: Diana El Jeiroudi
Cinematography: Sebastian Baeumler, Diana El Jeiroudi, Orwa Nyrabia, Guevara Namer
Editing: Katja Dringenberg, Diana El Jeiroudi
Sound: Pascal Capitolin, Diana El Jeiroudi, Raphaël Girardot, Nathalie Vidal
Production: No Nation Films, Les Films d'ici
Producers: Orwa Nyrabia, Diana El Jeiroudi, Camille Laemlé
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Germany, France, Syria, Qatar
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 183΄
Contact: No Nation Films
Awards/Distinctions: Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize for Best Documentary Film, Honorable Mention (International Documentary Competition) – DOK Leipzig 2021

Diana El Jeiroudi


2005 The Pot (short)
2007 Dolls: A Woman from Damascus
2013 Morning Fears, Night Chants (short, co-direction)
2021 Republic of Silence