Escape / Les échappées

country, year
Lebanon, 2022


running time

directed by
Katia Jarjoura


Slovene subtitles

about the film
Escape is a poetic and intimate journey on the path of exile, through the story of five Syrian women artists scattered in different countries. From Paris to Oslo, from La Palma to Istanbul, the protagonists recount their broken story and their personal revolution, through their artistic practice. While painting the portrait of a generation of creative and independent women, the film generates a reflection around the sense of belonging and the role of art in the reinvestment of a new life.


about the author
Katia Jarjoura is a Lebanese-Canadian filmmaker who directed several documentaries in the Middle-East for ARTE, and short fictions. Based in Paris, she also works as a script consultant and teacher in film workshops. 




festivals and awards
– FIPADOC – Festival international documentaire, France, 2022

– Syrian Doc Days, Denmark, 2022

– Festival International du Film de Nancy, France, 2022

– In their Blood (2009) 

– Only Silence (2017)