Screening Room

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Starting this Saturday July 18, 2020, noon Beirut / 11:00 AM Brussels time
Ending Sunday July 19, 2020, midnight Beirut / 11:00 PM Brussels time

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LOVE & WAR ON THE ROOFTOP
Lebanon, 2015, 42’, directed by Samer Ghorayeb. Arabic with English subtitles.

In 2015, March Association brought together young people from Jabal Mohsen and from Bab El Tebbeneh, in Tripoli (North Lebanon), who participated in the street violence, to create and prepare for a comedy play inspired by their lives. This conflict resolution project by March Ngo tells the story of how former war fighters, sworn enemies, turned into theater actors and friends. Their story was turned into a documentary that provides a ray of hope in a society ripped by wars.

En Mars 2015, des combattants des quartiers de Jabal Mohsen et de Bab el Tebbeneh, à Tripoli, ont accepté de participer à la préparation et à la création d’une comédie théâtrale inspirée de leur vie. Un projet de résolution de conflit piloté par l’association MARCH raconte l’histoire de combattants, ennemis jurés, transformés en acteurs et devenus amis par la suite. Un documentaire qui met en lumière l’espoir d’une vie meilleure pour ceux qui subissent les guerres des autres.

في آذار 2015، قبِل مقاتلون من جبل محسن وباب التبّانة، وهما حيّان من أحياء طرابلس، المشاركة في تحضير وتقديم مسرحية كوميدية مستوحاة من صلب حياتهم. مشروع إنهاء الصراع هذا الذي تديره وتشرف عليه جمعية MARCH، يحكي قصّة أولئك المقاتلين، ألدّ الأعداء، وقد تحوّلوا إلى ممثّلين ثمّ أصبحوا فيما بعد أصدقاء. يسلّط هذا الوثائقيّ الضوء على الأمل بحياة أفضل لأولئك الذين يقاسون حروب الآخرين

This film has been brought to you in partnership with
Beirut Art Film Festival & MARCH Association,
as part of the online exhibition
Tripoli of the Orient, Plural City
Photographs by Houda Kassatly

Those screenings are free access and for all ages
during above mentionned dates.

To view the film, click on the version link below.

NIEMEYER 4 EVER
Lebanon, 2018, 30’, directed by Nicolas Khoury/BAFF,

Arabic with English subtitles
Arabic with French subtitles

The film draws the poignant picture of the Trablous Rachid Karame International Fair; the “ghost town” composed of a hundred and ten thousand square meters of structures; erected on a one million square meters of terrain; engulfed by bitter souvenirs and dead silence. It never reached the objective for which it was conceived by Oscar Niemeyer, the builder of Brasilia, worldwide celebrated and icon of modern architecture.

Le film dresse un portrait poignant de la Foire Internationale de Tripoli, cette ville « fantôme » où un million de mètres carrés de terrain et cent dix mille autres de surfaces bâties n’ont jamais atteint l’objectif initial. Cette foire qui a été conçue dans les années 60 par Oscar Niemeyer, icône de l’ingénierie moderne et bâtisseur de Brasilia, est envahie aujourd’hui par un sentiment de calme étrange, parfois inquiétant qui recèle des souvenirs douloureux.

يستعيد هذا الفيلم تاريخًا مؤثّرًا لمعرض طرابلس الدولي؛ “المدينة الشبح”، المكوّنة من مليون متر مربّع، ومئة ألف متر مربّع من الإنشاءات التي لم تبلغ أبدًا الهدف الذي من أجله أقيمت. هذا المعرض، الذي قام بتصميمه في ستّينيات القرن الماضي أوسكار نيماير، الاسم اللامع في عالم الهندسة الحديثة وباني العاصمة برازيليا، يقبع اليوم مغمورًا بشعور هدوءٍ غريب، بل مقلق أحيانًا يخفي بين طيّاته ذكريات مريرة

This film has been brought to you in partnership with
Beirut Art Film Festival & LBCI Lebanon
as part of the online exhibition
Tripoli of the Orient, Plural City
Photographs by Houda Kassatly

Those screenings are free access and for all ages
during above mentionned dates.

To view the film, click on the image.

MAR10 – I’M BORED, AREN’T YOU BORED?
Lebanon, 2018, 15 minutes, directed by Firas Hallak, Arabic with English subtitles.

The video essay on the restoration of Le Tourbillon recollects Mario Saba’s short life and experience in his hometown Tripoli and the city’s suspended fate.

A travers Le Tourbillon, sculpture monumentale de Mario Saba, Firas Hallak revisite la vie et l’œuvre de l’artiste tripolitain décédé à 49 ans.

Le Tourbillon يعود فراس حلّاق، من خلال منحوتة ماريو سابا التذكارية
.الإعصار) ليسلّط الضوء على حياة الفنّان الطرابلسيّ وأعماله، وقد فارق الحياة عن عمر 49 عامًا)

This film has been brought to you in partnership with
Beirut Art Film Festival
as part of the online exhibition
Tripoli of the Orient, Plural City
Photographs by Houda Kassatly

Those screenings are free access and for all ages
during above mentionned dates.

Previous Screenings:

Starting this Saturday May 9, 2020, noon Beirut / 11:00 AM Brussels time
Ending Sunday May 10, 2020, midnight Beirut / 11:00 PM Brussels time

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BEYOND THE MUSIC, BARENBOIM-SAID ACADEMY
A film by David Bernet, 2019, 52 minutes, Original version: German & English

The inauguration of the Barenboim-Said academy in Berlin marked a new phase within the political and educational engagement of musician and pedagogue Daniel Barenboim. BEYOND THE MUSIC portrays this innovative academy whose mission is to unite humanistic ideals, music and philosophy. Almost 20 years after the founding of the West-Eastern-Divan orchestra, another project of intercultural understanding is derived from the friendship between Barenboim and the Palestinian humanist Edward Said.

This documentary film has been brought to you
in partnership with Beirut Art Film Festival
as part of the online exhibition
Refugee’s Camps in Lebanon, the Unsustainable Precarity
100 Photographs by Houda Kassatly

This screening is free access and for all ages during above mentioned dates.

Starting this Saturday May 9, 2020, noon Beirut / 11:00 AM Brussels time
Ending Sunday May 10, 2020, midnight Beirut / 11:00 PM Brussels time

To view the film, click on the image.

ABU ARAB HADY ELAWDA
A film by Moaetaz Mohamad/Aljazeera, 2017, 52 minutes, Arabic

The film documents the life and biography of the Palestinian singer and poet “Abu Arab”, who is considered a living memory of the Palestinian musical heritage. It sheds light on his own revolution, on the struggle of the characters and melodies, which only ceased upon his death, and on the footprint, he left as a Palestinian poet and folklore singer, who chronicled his cause and concerns of those who were deported from their homeland through his songs and poetry.

This documentary film has been brought to you
in partnership with Beirut Art Film Festival & Al Jazeera Media Netwrok
as part of the online exhibition
Refugee’s Camps in Lebanon, the Unsustainable Precarity
100 Photographs by Houda Kassatly

This screening is free access and for all ages during above mentioned dates.

Starting April 25, 2020, noon Beirut / 11:00 AM Brussels time
Ending April 26, 2020, midnight Beirut / 11:00 PM Brussels time

IMAGES OF THE EAST
A film by Gidon Kremer and Sandro Kancheli, 2017, 27 minutes. Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica, Stone Sculptures by Nizar Ali Badr, Animation by Sandro Kancheli.

Gidon Kremer, renowned Latvian classical violinist and maestro, has always been an artist attentive to his time, this present time. Images of the East rose from this attunement, “a statement about refugees, about peace and love”, in his own words, made in collaboration with sculptor Nizar Ali Badr, who tells stories of the Syrian people’s ordeal through pebble arrangements, animated by Sandro Kancheli.
I sympathize with all the suffering in the Middle East and I want the world to be better. I know that what I can do with my violin or with my music is just a drop in the ocean, but I would feel ashamed not to deliver this drop if I can do it. (Gidon Kremer)
Syrian sculptor Nizar Ali Badr has been capturing the story of refugees from his country, using pebbles from his local beach. His art has become the inspiration for a unique film — the concept of Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer, who asked Georgian animator Sandro Kancheli to bring the stone figures to life along with his music. About Nizar Ali Badr…


This film has been brought to you in partnership
with Beirut Art Film Festival & Accentus Music,
as part of the online exhibition
Refugee’s Camps in Lebanon, the Unsustainable Precarity
100 Photographs by Houda Kassatly

Those screenings are free access and for all ages
during below dates.

Starting April 25, 2020, noon Beirut / 11:00 AM Brussels time
Ending April 26, 2020, midnight Beirut / 11:00 PM Brussels time

AYHAM AHMAD, THE PIANIST OF YARMOUK
A film by Günter Atteln and Carmen Belaschk, 2016, 30 minutes, Arabic with English subtitles.

Surrounded by ruins in Syria’s capital Damascus, Ayham Ahmad sings accompanied by an out-of-tune piano about migration, hunger, and death. Threatened by Assad’s regime and ISIS, the Piano Man is silenced and must flee to Germany. The documentary film The Pianist of Yarmouk tells the story of this Palestinian – Syrian refugee musician. We follow the life of a man who sang out against the suffering in his country until his instrument was destroyed. His fate stands for that of thousands – robbed of their hopes and dreams and forced to build a new existence. Read more.


This film has been brought to you in partnership
with Beirut Art Film Festival & Accentus Music,
as part of the online exhibition
Refugee’s Camps in Lebanon, the Unsustainable Precarity
100 Photographs by Houda Kassatly

Those screenings are free access and for all ages
during below dates.

2 replies on “Screening Room”

Thank you a lot, very touching screening and emotional music performance.
I used to attend BAFF live and happy to be able to still attend some of them virtually especially during this hectic moment of our life. Thank you for keeping culture alive.

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