• My Father Is Still a Communist

    2011. Lebanon/UAE. Ahmad Ghossein. 32 min.

  • This Day

    2003. Lebanon. Akram Zaatari. 86 min.

Introduced by Ghossein

Friday, October 7, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • My Father Is Still a Communist

    2011. Lebanon/UAE. Directed by Ahmad Ghossein. All that remains of the relationship between Rachid Ghossein and Maream Hamade are the letters, recorded on audio cassettes, that they sent to one another over 10 years during the civil war in Lebanon. Throughout his childhood, their son Ahmad invented stories about his father being a war hero with the Communist party in Lebanon Commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation. 32 min.

  • This Day

    2003. Lebanon. Written, directed, and cinematography by Akram Zaatari. Based on research into the circulation of images in the Arab world, This Day is a voyage through geography and memory via a recording of the everyday. Beginning in the 1950s with historian Jibrail Jabbur’s photograph of a Bedouin woman holding a jar on her head in a village at the edge of the Syrian desert, the video acts as a laboratory in which images—drawn from institutional and private archives—gain new meaning when viewed alongside one another. Produced by Musée Nicéphore Niépce, France. 86 min.