Humanitarian Bazaar | Syrian Metal is War, the Film
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Syrian Metal Is War is a feature independent documentary by Monzer Darwish about how Syrian heavy metal bands struggled to survive the war. Darwish journeys from Salamiya through Homs, Damascus, Lattakia, and finally to help put on the last heavy metal concert during heavy fighting in Aleppo. He covers musicians including The Hourglass, Eulen, Netherion, Chaos, Haxml, U.Ground Studios, and many more. Sam Zamrik provides Public Relations. Daniel J Gerstle of Humanitarian Bazaar serves as Creative and Post-Production Advisor. The film premieres in 2017.

In this documentary, the Syrian Metal movement is addressed through the war that struck Syria in 2011 and is still ongoing to this very day, it identifies with both musicians and fans of Metal in Syria and features their stories in a simple and flowing dialogue focusing only on the music and struggles, regardless of any orientations whether political, religious, and/or sexual. A 30-minute rough-cut of the film was screened at the 6th Norient Musikfilm Festival in Bern, Switzerland. Work on the complete film is still in progress, and is expected to be approx. 100 minutes long. Contact: Monzer Darwish (Director/Producer/Editor), / Sam Zamrik (Public Relations/Publicity), / HB/Daniel J Gerstle (Creative & Post-Production Advisor), Follow on Facebook!