Documenting Lebanon

Mohamed Soueid  |  Creative and Critical Writings  |  2018  |  Lebanon
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.