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.
Turkey, 2022, 13 min., Arabic and English with English and Bulgarian subtitles
Script: Charles Emir Richards
Director: Charles Emir Richards
Cinematography: Charles Emir Richards
Music: Murat Ertel
Production: Enis Ozkul/ Mental Film
Charles Emir Richards was born in 1969 in San Francisco. 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. 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.