A mail came in on the 14th of December from old friend Orwa Nyrabia, here is first a quote from the mail and then one more from an article written by Melanie Goodfellow for Screendaily, link below, read it all:
Nyrabia: A trademark conflict has emerged over Proaction Film’s name in Germany, our new home. We took this as an opportunity to revisit our stand, rethink what motivates us to make the challenging films we make and to consider how drastically we have changed as filmmakers over the years since we created Proaction Film in Syria, back in 2002. After some 15 years of independent and selective film productions, we are still charged by the anguish and the ambition of the uncompromising filmmakers with whom we
work, behind whom we stand and with whom we celebrate success and, sometimes, endure inescapable failure…
Goodfellow: Berlin-based Syrian producers Orwa Nyrabia and Diana El Jeiroudi have rebranded their company Proaction Film as No Nation Films and unveiled two upcoming documentaries.The new films on its slate include El Jeiroudi’s Republic Of Silence, a personal account of growing up in Syria, and Five Seasons, an undercover work following the activities of four Syrian female revolutionaries.
For the one, who writes this, and have known Orwa and Diana since they set up the DoxBox festival in Damascus: What a good name you have chosen, good luck with the two films. Excited to read about your film project Diana.
On this site we have written about DoxBox in Damascus and in Berlin numerous times, we have written about Orwa’s imprisonment in Syria and we have reviewed with top marks these three films from the company: ”Return to Homs”, ”Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait” and ”The Mulberry House”.