The Middle East

JE VEUX VOIR
(Baddi Chouf )

Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
France 2008 | 75 Min. | 35 mm, OmeU
Q&A with: Irit Neidhart
July 2006. A war breaks out in Lebanon. A new war, but not just one more war. A war that crush­es the hopes of peace and the momen­tum of our … read more

KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEGINNING

Paul Smaczny
Germany 2005 | 114 Min. | DigiBeta, OmU
Q&A with: Nassib Al Ahmadie
Daniel Baren­boim and the West-East­ern Divan Orches­tra Togeth­er musi­cian Daniel Baren­boim and Pales­tin­ian lit­er­ary the­o­rist Edward Said pur­sued the seem­ing­ly utopi­an idea of peace­ful coex­is­tence in the Middle East. The … read more

SALT OF THE SEA
(Milh hadha al-bahr )

Annemarie Jacir
Palestine 2008 | 109 Min. | DigiBeta, OmeU
Q&A with: Irit Neidhart
Born and raised in Brook­lyn, 28-year-old Soraya decides to travel for the first time to the land her rel­a­tives were forced to leave behind in 1948: Pales­tine. She is bloom­ing … read more

THE ONE MAN VILLAGE
(Semaan Bil Day'ia )

Simon El Habre
Lebanon 2008 | 86 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with: Irit Neidhart
Semaan El Habre, the filmmaker’s uncle, is the sole inhab­i­tant of the vil­lage of Ain El-Hala­zoun. In 1982, the civil war in Lebanon forced the vil­lagers to leave; their houses … read more