THE SYRIAN COSMONAUT

This is the story of Muhammed Faris, the first Syrian to go to outer space. He is forced to flee his country, as his ideas for a free Syria make him a target.

Director: Charles Emir Richards
Turkey, 2022
12:50 min | trailer

Charles Emir Richards was born in 1969 in San Francisco to a Turkish mother and American father growing up between both countries. He graduated the Art Center College of Design with honors in film. Living in Los Angeles he worked in the film industry doing camera and lighting work as well as 2nd unit directing until 1997 when he started directing. Later he began directing commercials, which he continues to do till the present earning several national and international honors with his work. Until recently he was working on documentary projects including “No One”, the award winning story of a Syrian sniper that utilizes traditional Turkish shadow puppets. “The Syrian Cosmonaut” is his latest documentary effort that combines interviews with documentary footage with Turkish miniature art.

Filmography

2022 – The Syrian Cosmonaut (Short Film)
2018 – No One (Short Film)
2017 – The Crossing (Short Film)

Charles Emir Richards, Director of The Syrian Cosmonaut (2022)

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