2015, 4:55 minutes
A beautiful short film, THE ARCHITECT invites us into the life of a young boy living in the city of Aleppo in Syria, witnessing the effect of war on his home-town. He rebuilds his city as a modern place, where he wishes to live and maps his dream for the future.
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Post-screening Conversation Questions
- The young architect witnesses his town being destroyed, how do you think that makes him feel?
- How is the second city model different to the first one? Why do you think that is? What has changed in the way the young boy sees and re-imagines his home city?
- Imagine if you were rebuilding your city – what would you change and why? What would you keep the same?
- What makes your home-town special to you? How do you feel in your own house, is it a safe space? How might such an experience be different for the young architect and why?