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Production company
Pieter van Huystee Film
Noordermarkt 37-39, 1015 NA 
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 20 421 0606
Fax: +31 20 638 6255

Arabic with English subtitles



Running time
75 minutes / 54 minutes

Production country

The Netherlands

Written and directed by

Ester Gould and Sabine Lubbe Bakker

Director of Photography
Gregor Meerman

Tim van Peppen


Barbara Hin


Pieter van Huystee

Line producer

Rosan Boersma

Commissioning editor

Margje de Koning (IKON)

This film is supported by

The Netherlands Film Fund
Media Fund
CoBO Fund

World sales
NPO Sales, Kaisa Kriek
phone: +31 35 677 3561

Festival requests
Simone Merkus / Pieter van Huystee Film
Curien Kroon / Pieter van Huystee Film 
Phone: +31 20 421 0606


Curien Kroon / Pieter van Huystee Film 
Phone: +31 20 421 0606



Born on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, best friends Ezat and Bayan are given the chance to study in their parents’ homeland: Syria. SHOUT is a film about their search for adventure and a sense of belonging in one of the world’s most persistent conflict zones.


Best friends Ezat and Bayan are about to make the journey they have planned since they were children. Born on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, they’ve lived all of their lives right next to the closed border with their homeland Syria. Now eighteen, they’re given the opportunity to cross the UN-monitored no man’s land to study in the capital Damascus. Feeling young, invincible and a hundred percent Syrian, they say goodbye to their village and families, knowing they won’t be able to return for the next year.
Like young people all over the world, Ezat and Bayan are pursuing their dreams and ambitions, and in Damascus they enjoy their new freedom. But the city also proves to be an anonymous place, where it’s not easy to feel at home and where you have to watch what you say.

What started out as an adventure to an unknown homeland leads to a dilemma that forces them to choose sides. Shout is a film about being young and growing up in a forgotten part of the Middle East conflict.