A café in Damascus. A young woman mingles with the customers. Suddenly she begins to tell her story. She was arrested arbitrarily at the start of the Syrian Revolution and was kept prisoner by the regime for years. Ever since the moment of her release, she has been going around the cafés, restaurants and bars of the Syrian capital to break the silence about the inhuman conditions in prison and the disappearance of thousands of women. The Syrian actor, director and writer Lubna Abukhair lives in Zürich. Her short performance Damascus Café is a moving and poetic exploration of an invisible story.
creation & performance: Lubna Abukhair | artistic collaboration: Barbara Peter & Isabelle Menke