Category: Creative and Critical Writings
This project proposes a documentation of Lebanon, starting with the first cinematic shot by the Frenchman Alexandre Promio in 1897. Moving from this shot to cinema journals, touristic tapes, propaganda films, then further to broadcasting recordings and cassettes that were exchanged between residents and expatriates as well as video and digital material, this project seeks to write a new story of Lebanon, including the nations and peoples that crossed its lands.
The Insomnia of a Serial Dreamer - Feature Documentary
Category: AFAC Documentary Program
Facing his insomniac nature, the author of this film meets with several people, asking each one of them to tell him a story that would help him to sleep. His attempt goes on and on over many years. After more-or-less 12 years of shooting, taken and interrupted between many intervals, he has accumulated tens of hours of rushes, unfinished interviews, unaccomplished acted scenes on various digital cameras, smart phones, tablets and other picture formats. Over time, these rushes have turned into haunting dreams. As dreams have no end, a film might have no end either. “The Insomnia of a Serial Dreamer” is a voyage in time, on the malaises of forgone years and a yearning for reminiscence and forgetfulness.