Film Archive

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SAMT (Silence)

Animated Film
Lebanon
2016
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Chadi Aoun
Chadi Aoun
Fadi Tabbal
Chadi Aoun
Chadi Aoun
Chadi Aoun
Chadi Aoun
Fadi Tabbal
In a dictatorship of religious fanatics modern dance is the secret code of the silent resistance. At out-of-the-way places in town young people celebrate the hidden joy of life with their bodies, cope with the terror they experienced. Chadi Aoun’s drawn animation is an equally expressive and haunting depiction of an oppressive, restricted life and a colourful outbreak. Their indomitable will to live is choreographed as an expansive dance movement.

André Eckardt


Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award