The Valley by Ghassan Salhab awarded funds by the Global Film Initiative

Global Film Initiative annouced their Winter 2013 grants selected from a diverse group of applicants representing thirty-nine nations.

"Filmmaking artistry continues to develop in and appear from all corners of the world, with story telling that is original and heart-felt," says Susan Weeks Coulter, Founder and Board Chair of the Global Film Initiative. We are please to identify and support these eleven unique and powerful narratives."

The Valley by Ghassan Salhab is one of the eleven projects that were granted.

"A middle-aged man, escaping a car accident with a temporary case of amnesia, finds himself prisoner on a large and mysterious private estate in Lebanon's fraught Bekaa Valley."

The Granting Program awards fifteen to twenty grants per year, of up to $10,000 each, to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, accomplished storytelling and cultural perspective on daily life.