Directed by Dima Mabsout
I wanted to make a film. In six months, I had to make a film. I wanted it to be about the protests I had captured in Beirut in the summer of 2015, but they died out before I could develop my idea. About my encounters with the flower kids who I spent every single night with inhabiting the streets of Hamra. But what was I trying... more
Why I no longer feel the lightness? How I discovered that I miss this feeling? Is it because I feel the heaviness all the time? What is the meaning of other’s existence in our life? Is this existence giving us the feeling of Lightness or the feeling of heaviness? A man and a woman meet in a place out of the place and time out of the time, she asks... more
Majd's film talks about Residence and departure; Holding on and giving up; Familiarity and novelty - through depicting the everyday mundane lives of the film's characters, each living in a different city: Damascus, Beirut, Groningen (Holland)
The movie “Returning 885” portrays the first attempt of Said, a Palestinian refugee living in a Lebanese refugee camp, to see his ancestors’ land. In this documentary, Said narrates his journey from Beirut to Al Ghabsiya, the consequences of the Nahr Al Bared war and stories from the Nakba, the catastrophe, and how these shaped his knowledge and connection with his homeland.
Editing by : Mohammad Al-Khateeb Camera man: Hassan Safadi... more