Filmmaker & Animator

Four Acts for Syria

Short Animation Film | Poetry

Eleven years ago, the Syrian conflict started, one of the most tragic conflicts in the Middle East, taking many victims and causing untold suffering.


Syria, an ancient culture, has historically been a country of great diversity. Syrian co-creators Kevork Mourad (of Armenian descent) and Waref Abu Quba, seek to celebrate the wealth of their country’s heritage by traveling visually through its history to today’s insanity, seeking hope for the Syrian people.


An Ambrosia Film production.
Written and directed by: Waref Abu Quba and Kevork Mourad.
Illustration and artwork by: Kevork Mourad.
Animation and final Edit: Waref Abu Quba.
Poem Written and recited by: Raed Wahesh.
Music by: Kinan Azmeh and Zulal Trio.
Sponsored by: Robert Bosch Stiftung and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.



  • Winner of the Robert Bosch Stiftung film prize for international cooperation between filmmakers from Germany and the Arab World in the animation category, 2016.
  • Best Film for Tolerance presented from The German Foreign Ministry at ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, 2019.


Official Selection:

  • Toronto Arab Film Festival, Canada, 2020.
  • World Premiere: Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS), Germany, 2019.
  • Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Germany, 2019.
  • Schwenninger Kurzfilmfestival, Germany, 2019.
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden, 2019.
  • ReAnimania International Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan, Armenia, 2019.


© 2019

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