Video Works 2017 -
Places are limited, please arrive 15 minutes before the screening.
Friday, June 9
7:00pm | Chronicle – Ahmad Al Trabolsi
7:25pm | Sewing Borders – Mohamad Hafeda
7:50pm | I thought I knew where I was going – Mustapha Jundi
8:35pm | Permission to Land – Ieva Saudargaitė Douaihi
8:50pm | From Syria to Palestine: El Autostrad’ – Stéphanie Dadour and Sirine Fattouh
Saturday, June 10
7:00pm | The Disappearance of Goya – Toni Geitani
8:15pm | Ordinary Freaks – Johnny Hchaime
8:40pm | 2 or 3 Things I Forgot to Tell You – Ahmed Elghoneimy
Sunday, June 11
7:00pm | Permission to Land – Ieva Saudargaitė Douaihi
7:15pm | From Syria to Palestine: El Autostrad’ – Stéphanie Dadour and Sirine Fattouh
8:15pm | I thought I knew where I was going – Mustapha Jundi
8:45pm | Chronicle – Ahmad Al Trabolsi
9:10pm | Sewing Borders – Mohamad Hafeda
Monday, June 12
8:00pm | Ordinary Freaks – Johnny Hchaime
8:25pm | The Disappearance of Goya – Toni Geitani
9:40pm | 2 or 3 Things I Forgot to Tell You – Ahmed Elghoneimy
From Syria to Palestine: El Autostrad’ | Stéphanie Dadour and Sirine Fattouh
44’ | Ashkal Alwan Production
A camera is placed in a car driving along the Lebanese highway from north to south, from the Lebanese-Syrian border to the Lebanese-Palestinian border. The journey takes place in one stroke, following the rhythm of a typical day. It takes a little over 200 km or 4 hours without traffic, to discover a set of places linked by a road, a receptacle of multiple identities.
Editing: Michèle Tyan – Sound Design: Manu Zouki
Post-production supported by Institut Français du Liban
Permission to Land | Ieva Saudargaite Douaihi
12’ | Arabic and Lithuanian with English subtitles | Video Works Open Call Selection
Somewhere, sometime, an airplane takes off. Gliding along Lebanon’s varied terrain, the film explores landscapes that conceal the nation’s forgotten history of flight, while trying to reconcile with the absence of a place to land.
Cinematography: Ieva Saudargaite Douaihi – Editing: Rami Sabbagh – Sound Design: Rana Eid – Color Grading: Belal Hibri
2 or 3 Things I Forgot to Tell You | Ahmed Elghoneimy
31’ | Arabic with English subtitles | Ashkal Alwan Production
A father instructs his son: “Move closer. Closer. Closer. Break into the wall at full speed and get out of the map.” A boy’s outing with his father becomes the first time he encounters new spaces that are – to him – enigmatic.
With Elie Marwan, Abass Fakih, Sameh Matary – VO: Amira Faisal Elghoneimy – Cinematography: Zagon Nagy, Ahmed Elghoneimy – Editing: Louly Seif – Sound Design: Sara Kaddouri
Produced with the support of Andy Warhol Foundation
Post-production supported by Sharjah Art Foundation and Helmy Abo-Basha
The Disappearance of Goya | Toni Geitani
60’ | Arabic and French with English subtitles | Video Works Open Call Selection
Our time refuses the charm of appearance and disappearance, and this film falls in between. Goya’s painting Third Of May haunts a crew born in the 90’s into exploring the Mount Lebanon War, through someone in a guise of an old photographer.
Cinematography: Marina Tebechrani – Editing, Sound Design and Music: Toni Geitani – Make Up Artist SFX: Vanessa Issa – Color Grading: Belal Hibri – Assistant Director: Sarah Mashmoushi
With additional support from Road 2 Films
Sewing Borders | Mohamad Hafeda
25’ | Arabic with English subtitles | Ashkal Alwan Production
A group of residents of Beirut with different experiences of displacement encounter the map of the city and that of the region. Through their sewing skills, they negotiate and narrate notions of spatial, temporal and historic borders. The exercise opens up the history of displacement in the region and issues related to the representation of individuals in urban space. The video moves across maps, documents and residents’ stories, exploring the role of representational techniques (map drawing) and processes (treaties, declarations) in the making of borders, while revealing their temporal nature through the residents’ lived experience.
Cinematography: Mohamad Mneimneh, InFact Production – Editing: Vartan Avakian – Text editing: Lina Mikdashi
Ordinary Freaks | Johnny Hchaime
23’ | Arabic with English subtitles | Video Works Open Call Selection
In the large urban environment of Beirut, stress, isolation and mental health problems affect all of us to a varying degree. This film draws a portrait of three characters and their inextricability from the layers of Beirut, returning elliptically and repeatedly from the margins to the center.
Cinematography and Sound: Johnny Hchaime – Editing: The Council
I thought I knew where I was going | Mustapha Jundi
30’ | Arabic with English subtitles | Ashkal Alwan Production
This video draws from an autobiographical relationship to five seemingly disparate suspended modern sites built in and around the city of Tripoli. The different sites constitute a spatial apparatus to negotiate individual memories with broader urban and social realities.
Text: Mustapha Jundi in collaboration with Carine Doumit – Editing: Carine Doumit – Sound Editing: Lama Sawaya, DB Studios – Color Grading: Belal Hibri
Chronicle | Ahmad Al Trabolsi
21’ | Arabic with English subtitles | Video Works Open Call Selection
While packing to move to a new house, I came upon a box containing old VHS tapes and two old cameras. Searching through the tapes, I found the first video footage I ever shot – our demolished house in the south of Lebanon, after the war in 2006. Putting the footage in chronological order, I discovered the radical changes in Southern Lebanon affecting family relations, social communication, religious dominance, and the ensuing war.
Cinematography: Ramy Ahmad – Sound: Hani Al Sawah – Editing: Ali J. Dalloul – Music Composing and Sound Mixing: Mazen El Sayyed – Camera: Majdi Al Trabolsi, Imad Al Trabolsi, Majida Charafeddine – Assistant Director: Bilal Jaber