Film Archive

Cleaning Schaerbeek

Documentary Film
Belgium,
Lebanon
2017
19 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Farah Kassem
Farah Kassem
Yohan Dumas
Farah Kassem
Farah Kassem
Farah Kassem
Farah Kassem
When the terror alert level in Belgium was raised, the Interior Minister made a pithy statement that he was going to clean up the Molenbeek district – by now a synonym for Islamist breeding ground. Meanwhile a resident of the Schaerbeek district, also predominantly populated by migrants, discovered that mysterious things were going on in front of her window. She informed the authorities and filmed what’s happening … An equally intelligent and amusing essayist look at paranoia and the obsession with security.

Frederik Lang

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

Waves '98

Animated Film
Lebanon
2015
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Ely Dagher
Ely Dagher
Matthew Wilcock
Ely Dagher
Ely Dagher
Ely Dagher,Laure Escafadals, Chadi Aoun
Ely Dagher
Zelig Sound
A teenager in the city of Beirut in the late 1990s: a chimeric metropolis in a state of suspension, where the only way to escape loneliness leads inside the golden beast. The powerful mix of live footage and animation creates a sense of geography and date for this reflection about the director’s relationship to his birthplace. A cartography of isolation, boredom, disillusion, and chaos.

Victor Orozco