"The Knifemaker"

A short ethnographic film on a traditional and dying art in Damascus, Syria: forging knives. This knifemaker, a master of his art, has been doing this trade in the same one-room shop for the last 45 years. His knives are made for butchers - ultra sharp and best for meat, of a quality impossible to obtain with machine-cut metal.

Shot by Isabelle Carbonell. Edited by Sarah Cannon. Interpreter: Ghaith Shagouri.