Sunday, June 24, 2012

Quelle Revolution: A Short Film by Lina Khatib

Shot on location in 2005 and first screened in 2006, this film ("What Revolution") takes a pessimistic stance towards Lebanon's so-called "Cedar Revolution", commenting on its conflation of patriotism with consumption, and doubting its casting of a lasting legacy on national unity. The film has not been shown in public since its last screening in 2007.  Filmmaker Lina Khatib is making it available to the public now--five years later--as the issues it depicts are sadly still pertinent in today's Lebanon.



The genre of the work is experimental documentary, and it's an almost silent film, save for speech captured off-camera. It has screened at:

- April 2007: Doc à Tunis international documentary festival, Tunis, Tunisia.
- November 5-12, 2006: DocuDays Beirut International Documentary Festival, Lebanon.
- September 2-December 17, 2006: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde and August 31-17th December: Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Coding: Decoding Video Season, Denmark
- August 11 2006: Views from the Middle East: A Kaleidoscope of Identities, Opening Conference of the Images of the Middle East Cultural Festival, The National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0901505/
To contact the filmmaker, Lina Khatib, please visit:http://arabreform.stanford.edu/people/Lina_Khatib/



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