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Beirut: Eye of the Storm

Directed by Mai Masri
2021
Lebanon, France
75 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Mai Masri (3000 Nights, SFF 2016) tracks the powerful intersecting stories of four female activists involved in the 2019 uprisings in Beirut. Official selection, IDFA 2021.
“You feel humiliated from the moment you wake up,” is how artist-singer-activist Noel Keserwany describes life in the ongoing tragedy of Lebanon. When huge anti-government protests erupted in October 2019, Noel and her sister Michelle, along with journalist Hanine Rabah and Iraqi camerawoman Lujain Jo, took to the streets as both demonstrators and documenters of events. Beirut-based Palestinian female filmmaker Masri has assembled a vital and furiously propulsive essay about what these amazing women contributed to the movement and how they felt as the pandemic threatened to halt its momentum. As a male bystander says at the height of the turmoil: “There are more women than men in the revolution now.”

Screens with Displaced.
It is about four brave young women creating art and thoughtful images under challenging conditions. By doing this Mai Masri has created a highly recommendable and beautiful piece of art.
Hans Henrik Fafner, Modern Times Review

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Thu 9 Jun
6:30pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Sun 12 Jun
2pm
Casula Powerhouse
Past Event Cancel
Sun 12 Jun
6pm
Palace Central Cinemas
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
International Documentaries
Original Title
Beirut fi 'Ayn al 'Assifa
Year
2021
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Lebanon, France
Language
In Arabic with English subtitles
Director
Mai Masri
Producer
Sabine Sidawi, Charlotte Uzu
Cinematographer
Jocelyne Abi Gebrayel
Editor
Carine Doumit, Michele Tyan
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Women Directors, Documentary, Middle East, Festival Award Winners, Politics & Economics
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Cultural Media Australia
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