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Wine Country Film Festival 2013

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

Directed by Matthew VanDyke

Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Biography, MIddle East, Social Issues, Women / 15 mins / English / U.S. Premiere

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Flying Paper preceded by Refuge and Not Anymore

St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 28, 2013 12:00 pm


A short documentary about the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria.  The film clearly and concisely tells why Syrians are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been torn apart by war.  Nour is a schoolteacher-turned-journalist who faces death on the front lines to tell the world about the war.  The film’s title is derived from the opening line of the film, when Nour says, “I used to wear fancy dresses and high heels. Not anymore.”

Find out more at the website for “Not Anymore”.

Director's Bio

Read about Matthew VanDyke herere.


Producer: Matthew VanDyke, Nour Kelze
Screenwriter: Matthew VanDyke
Cinematographer: Matthew VanDyke
Editor: Ivan Kander
Featuring: Nour Kelze, Omar Hattab


  1. Flying Paper

    Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International / Palestine, USA / 2013 / Art, Children, MIddle East, Poetry, Politics, Terroir of Cinema, Youth / 71 mins
    Flying Paper is the uplifting story of Palestinian children in Gaza on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. It showcases the creative resilience of these children making and flying kites despite the difficult realities they face in their daily lives. The film has been co-produced with young Palestinians in Gaza trained by the filmmakers through a youth media program called Voices Beyond Walls. Through the perspective of children and young people comes a story of determination and artistic expression as the youth in the film work together to achieve a shared goal.

    In Person: Co-Director Roger Hill to attend.

    Preceded by: Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution, Refuge

Preceded By

  1. Refuge

    Michelle Steffes / Cinema of Conscience, International, Shorts / USA / 2012 / History, MIddle East, Social Issues, Woman Filmmaker / 14 mins
    Set in present-day Iraq, Refuge tells the story of Nabil, who moves to Baghdad with his two young sons after the kidnapping and murder of his wife Mariam. When Nabil sees a new arrival in the neighborhood he thinks he recognizes the stranger as the man who killed his wife. If he is correct, and the man is in fact the killer, Nabil must decide whether to honor his wife by avenging her death or by remembering the heart of her beliefs which would allow for redemption.

    Precedes: Flying Paper, Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

Dates & Times

Flying Paper preceded by Refuge and Not Anymore

St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 28, 2013 12:00 pm