The Quake is a documentary film about the Syrian Civil War: a musical and video collaboration between Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone and filmmaker Matteo Barzini.


“A reportage about destruction, collapse, bombings” – Corriere della Sera

“The images have a strong impact on viewers” – ANSAmed

“Powerful impact, with the soundtrack by Oscar winner Ennio Morricone” – Il Messaggero

“It narrates, without the need of voices and interpretations the drama of the war in the Levant”– Il Sole 24 Ore

“It testifies to the human and cultural tragedy in Syria” – El Siglo de Torreón

“Shocking” – Internazionale

“A shocking portrayal of collapsing minarets, bombed castles, tanks roaming around colonnades” – L’Avvenire

“Short and impressive” – Il Foglio

“Touching video” – Arab Press

“Noteworthy emotional impact” – Il Tempo



The Courtauld Institute of Art

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Museo nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia

Maio museo dell’arte in ostaggio

Casa del cinema

Paestum BMTA

Museo archeologico provinciale (Salerno)

Lo Studio Stromboli

Production Feel Film

Financing UNESCO & Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (Italy)