This event is part of the opening chapter for Home Workspace Program 2013-14, led by resident professors Jalal Toufic and Anton Vidokle.

For more information on the opening chapter and the year’s schedule and curriculum, please see HWP 2013-14.

The Mountain | 1'24", 2010

As night falls over Beirut, Fadi, a forty year-old man, packs his bags and sets out to the airport with a friend. Although he has said that he will be leaving the country for a month, when he arrives to the airport, he rents a car, gets on the highway and takes the mountainous route North bound.

Ghassan Salhab was born in Dakar, Senegal. In addition to making his own films, Salhab collaborates on various scenarios in Lebanon and in France, and teaches film in Lebanon. He has directed five long films: Beyrouth Fantôme - 1998; Terra Incognita - 2002; The Last Man - 2006; 1958 – 2009, and The Mountain - 2010 — in addition to numerous short films and “videos”, including Everybody know this is nowhere - diptych; Le massacre des innocents - triptych ; (Posthume); Narcisse Perdu; My living body, my dead body; La Rose de personne; Baalbeck (co-directed with A. Zaatari and M. Soueid); De la séduction (co-directed with N. Khodor); Afrique Fantôme; Après la Mort… He has also published his texts and articles in various magazines, and a book, “fragments du Livre du naufrage” (Amers Editions) in 2012.