Erased, Ascent of the Invisible

Ghassan Halwani  |  Cinema  |  2017  |  Lebanon
Beginning with the recounting from the memory of an individual’s kidnapping during the Lebanese civil war, the film traces the present resonance of past events, focusing on the cases of those who disappeared during the conflict.  Weaving archival footage with animated sequences and documentation of the artist’s interventions on the walls of Beirut, the film is a reflection on how the physical non-existence of those who disappeared continues to haunt not only the memories of those close to them but also the physical, political and administrative spaces of the nation.