One day on Facebook, I received this text from Syrian Hazem Alhamwi, whose film was reviewed here in a long essayistic text by Sevara Pan:
“Hello my teacher. I miss you.
I wish you are fine and in good health.
I am so happy to tell you that my new film: (From My Syrian Room ) will be screened in Yamagata film Festival in Japan. I am going there with the film.
Also it (will get) an important prize in Germany, I will tell you about it soon.
Here is my new gift to you. I wish you like.
You can use it in any kind of you want. TUE STERN MÜLLER semi caricatur portrait
With all love and respect.
I will be happy to send the original by post.”
Warms my heart of course, and to get your film to the prestigious Yamagata festival is really a fine recognition. I met Hazem at two workshops, he is now living in Berlin.