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Dance with Me

Dance with Me A film by Leila Basma Documentary, 2045 My uncle, Adam Basma, fled our conventional muslim Lebanese family to Los Angeles at a young age to become a successful belly dancer. Making similar life choices, I find myself wondering what Adam has to share with me about family acceptance, belonging, and extravagant dreams.  […]

Dancing on the edge of a volcano

Previous Next Dancing on the edge of a volcano A film by Cyril Aris Documentary, 2023 Seeing it as an effort of resistance, a Lebanese film crew struggles and perseveres to shoot their film, amidst a crumbling society and in the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion of August 4th, 2020. Producers Myriam Sassine (Abbout Productions), […]


Previous Next Suspended A film by Myriam El Hajj Documentary , 2045 Using weapons, voting booths, or the streets of Beirut. These are the choices of Georges, Joumana, and Perla. Three intersecting destinies, three generations, and the same desire to change a sick country: Lebanon. As various crises unfold, they are faced with a dilemma: […]


Previous Next 1958 A film by Ghassan Salhab Documentary, 2009 In 1958, in Senegal, land of emigration, Zahia Salhab gave birth to her first child Ghassan. During the same period, Lebanon, their homeland, is driven into a significant local conflict, a preamble to the next civil war. Producers Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair)Cinematography Sarmad LouisEditor Simon El HabreSound Karine Basha & […]

Gate #5

Previous Next Gate #5 A film by Simon El Habre Documentary, 2011 They were young, loved adventures, and had choices. In the 1960s and 70s, thousands of young Lebanese left their villages and searched for a new life in the city – as countless like-minded people around the globe. The port of Beirut, the city’s […]

Sector Zero

Previous Next Sector Zero A film by Nadim Mishlawi Documentary, 2011 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 […]

The Lebanese Rocket Society

Previous Next The Lebanese Rocket Society A film by Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige Documentary, 2011 From 1960 to 1966, a space project was undertaken in Lebanon. Several rockets, which became larger and more powerful with time, were launched from the hills surrounding Beirut by a group of scientists, university students and army experts. This […]

e muet

Previous Next e muet A film by Corine Shawi Drama, 2017 Nanou’s first true love story comes to an abrupt end. Rajwa treads carefully into a monogamous relationship. From 2008 to 2013, I accompanied them through their stories of passion and anguish, carrying with them their determination to arrive at the heart of things: to enter the […]

A Time To Rest

Previous Next A Time To Rest A film by Nadim Mishlawi Documentary, 2015 Beirut 2013. My uncle Riad and his friends, all veterans of the Christian militias in Lebanon still live nostalgia for the war that impassioned their youth. Between shared memories in my uncle’s hunting shop and their hunting trips from where they often […]


Previous Next Panoptic A film by Rana Eid Documentary, 2017 On the surface, Lebanon is a vibrant city driven by consumerism and an eagerness for modern life. Beneath this façade however is a subterranean landscape of remains from the county’s macabre history, hidden from the population above. “Panoptic” explores this underground level to reveal how, […]