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Sector Zero

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Synopsis

Through a closed study of the notorious, now derelict district of Karantina, Sector Zero uses Karantina’s history as a metaphor for Lebanon’s own troubled past, suggesting that by denying their traumas, the Lebanese people have entered a downward spiral into the abyss that is their own collective unconscious. The film is not so much a documentation as it is an exploration into the dark corners of modern Lebanon’s collective memory in an attempt to discover how much of who we are is based largely on that part of ourselves we have chosen to forget.

Cast

Bernard Khoury, Chawki Azoury, Hazem Saghiye

Awards

Muhr Arab Documentary - First Prize
Dubai International Film Festival 2011

Technical Sheet

GENRE:
Documentary

YEAR:
2011

COUNTRIES:
Lebanon / U.A.E.

DURATION:
70 min

PRODUCER:
Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair)

MUSIC:
Nadim Mishlawi

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Talal Khoury

EDITING:
Nadim Shartouny

SOUND:
Karine Bacha & Rana Eid

CO-PRODUCTION PARTNER:
Dubai Entertainment and Media Organization in association with Dubai Film Market / Enjaaz

 

Festivals:

Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF 2011)
Sheffield Doc/Fest

Press Reviews:

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