The War Show

Feature documentary / a Fridthjof Film production / directed by Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon / released 2016

In March 2011, radio host Obaidah Zytoon and her circle of friends join the street protests against President Bashar al-Assad, as the Arab Spring reaches Syria. Knowing their country would be changed forever, this group of artists and activists begin filming their lives. A deeply personal road movie, the film captures the fate of Syria through the intimate lens of a small circle of friends.

A Fridtjof Film production

Written and Directed by Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon
Produced by Miriam Nørgaard



"Striking, lingering, moving moments"

Screen Daily

"Deeply affecting"


"Very powerful moments and valuable insights"

The Hollywood Reporter

"Don't miss out on The War Show"


"A majestic snapshot of the infinite war"



Festival winner

Venice Days

Göteborg Film Festival

Bodil winner

Robert nominee


Hamburg FilmFest GmbH

Malmö Nordisk Panorama

Dokufest Prizren

Wellington – New Zealand Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

Göteborg International Film Festival

Warszawa, Against Gravity

München Documentary Festival

Sao Paulo It’s All True Int. Documentary FF

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival


Istanbul Festival of Independent Films

Göteborg International Film Festival

Dubai International Film Festival

Amsterdam, IDFA

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation

Mumbai Film Festival

Warszawa, Against Gravity

London Film Festival

Reykjavik Film Festival

Bergen International Film festival

Toronto International Film Festival

Venice Days