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Shattered but Unbroken: The SR Socially Relevant Film Festival

The Insult, directed by Ziad Doueiri

Shattered but Unbroken: The SR Socially Relevant Film Festival NY, in partnership with the Lebanese American University (LAU), puts the spotlight on Lebanese Cinema through its Un-broken : Memory and Identity in Lebanese Cinema event.

The event kicks off with an opening at the Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on August 17 with in person screenings.

The program features among others a series of prominent French-Lebanese co-productions including two hits from Lebanese Cinema, screening in person at the Lincoln Center: Ziad Doueiri’s Oscar Nominated The Insult  (New York Premiere) and the New York Premiere screening of Oualid Mouaness’ new film 1982 with a Q&A.

Ziad Doueiri’s Oscar Nominated The Insult  (New York Premiere)
After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention. (Trailer)

New York Premiere screening of Oualid Mouaness’ new film 1982 with a Q&A
During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a secular mixed school in the mountains above Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears. (Trailer)


In addition to those two films screening in person, several French-Lebanese narrative features will be available to watch online August 18 to 21:

Tramontane by Vatche Bourghourjian
Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and discovers that his identification card, which he has carried his entire life, is fake. Now he must travel across Lebanon in search of his identity. (Trailer)

Once Upon A Time In Beirut by Jocelyne Saab
Two young girls of the war generation, Yasmin and Leila, are in search of Beirut. When they meet an elderly film enthusiast with a secret store of Lebanese films, they persuade him to screen his collection for them. So begins an initiation into the myths and images of Beirut, but the girls want cold figures and facts, war babies indifferent to the memories evoked. (Trailer)

Little Wars by Maroun Baghdadi
Beirut resident Soraya is drawn to two men: daredevil photographer Nabil and Talal, who must embrace his feudal heritage when his father is kidnapped. (NYT article)

There will be a panel discussion on Thursday August 19 hosted by LAU broadcast live, regular “Meet the Filmmakers” sessions, in addition to the online slate which includes award-winning narrative features by Maroun Baghdadi, Vatche Boulghourjian, Jocelyne Saab, Philippe Aractingi.

The Lebanese cinema series is presented in collaboration with the Cohen Media Group, The Hagop Kevorkian Center at NYU, Nadi Lekol el Nas, IndiePix, SparqFest.Live

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