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THE DIRECTORS

Corine Shawi

Born in Lebanon, 1981, Corine directed her first long documentary Les Femmes bonnes between 2000 and 2006 observing the life of Doulika and other Sri Lankan women. She directed several short documentaries in the framework of workshops such as Daniela in 2006 questioning the body and gender identity (with the National Film School of Denmark), Oxygen that squeezes her family for discussing a taboo matter (with the Arab Institute of Film) and Affinity that reflects on the boundaries of friendship (with Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts) in 2007. In 2009, Film of Welcome and Farewells depicts loneliness, fragmentation and death in Copenhagen and was selected at the Lebanese Film Festival and les Écrans du Réel 2010. The last film I Love You Forever, co-directed with Nikolaj B.S Larsen examines the fragility and atrocity of human beings (in the framework of CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival).  Her second feature documentary e muet, concerned with friendship, love and its expression, premiered within the international competition of Fid Marseille 2013. Besides making her own films, Corine has been a consultant for International Media Support (IMS) to implement an exchange program of filmmakers from Lebanon and Denmark.

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