Archive for the ‘Film & Video’ Category

Ayam Beirut Arab Film Festival 2008 – 5th Edition

October 10, 2008

This is to announce that by next week the Ayam Beirut Al Cinema’iya will be commencing with a very large number of films to be screened in Beirut, Lebanon. With 10 feature films, 15 Shorts, 18 Documentaries and more.

Ayam Beirut Al Cinema’iya is a non-competitive biennial film festival for independent cinema and video productions from the Arab world, organized by Beirut DC. The festival’s details are as follows:

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RÉSISTANCE[S] صمود

October 2, 2008

“RESISTANCE[S] صمود” is a compilation DVD of 8 experimental films & videos from Middle Eastern & North African artists. The main theme portrayed is about the formation of an identity while belonging to more than one culture through immigration and possibly displacement by consent. Formulated in the most interesting way, each artist takes on a personal view to interpret it through images, sound and motion.

There are two volumes of the compilation, RESISTANCE[S] II. The second compilation exposes the diverse creative energies in the area and using it tries to deteriorate any common stereotypes created regarding those in the Middle East and North Africa.

The artists featured on the first volume of RESISTANCE[S] DVD are: Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Taysir Batniji, Mounir Fatmi, Lamya Gargash, Usama Alshaibi, Jayce Salloum, Frédérique Devaux and Waël Noureddine.

Artists participating on the second volume are: Nassim Amaouche, Al Fadhil, Joude Gorani, Katia Kameli, Bouchra Khalili, Nesrine Khodr, Pauline M’barek, Zineb Sedira and Jalal Toufic.

Scene from “Wet Tiles” by Lamya Gargash

The DVD is produced and distributed by Lowave DVD, which is an independent film label founded in 2002 in Paris, France. They aim to promote experimental film and video. They produce and distribute both compilation dvd’s featuring several artists and solo ones as well.

Below you can find the trailer of RESISTANCE[S] صمود Vol. I:

Trailer of RESISTANCE[S] صمود Vol. II: