Now: End of Season


“Short Documentary, Directed By Ayman Nahle and Produced by Bidayyat”

Now:End of Season.
The day dawns on Izmir, the big port city of Turkey. On the phone, a translator gets impatient …
What’s the connection between the Syrian refugees crisis of 2016, and that phone call from Assad the father to Ronald Reagan, thirty years before ? End of Season is very careful about not drawing a line between these two events. Completely un-contexttualized, the taping is only evocative : it instills the series of waiting and stand-still, the feeling of a dangerous diplomatic situation, the underlying disdain between the East and the West. On screen, the passing images are presented as distant effects of that politcal time bomb, their inevitable consequence- like little streams which, on screen, are piling up before falling into the sea, taking the refugees with them. The incredible records of sound find its echo in the unrealism of the images : a globalized city where tourists and refugees are mixed up, and where men are taking selfies with their life-jacket, their last clothe. The stupefied waiting on the phone never ended : more confused than ever, the world is on the edge, showing the disoriented face of a smiling disaster.

Now:End of Season Film had many screening

The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts Ashkal Alwan Homework 7/ 2015
Berlinale forum expanded 2016 world Premiere
Alfilm Berlin 2016
Oberhausen film festival Germany 2016
Cine-east film festival Berlin 2016
New York film festival USA 2016
Chicago inter. film festival USA 2016
Arabe film festival USA 2016
Asiatica film festival Italy 2016
Cine-migrants Film Frestival Argentina 2016
Uppsala International Short Film Festival Sweden 2016
International Video Art Festival VIDEOFORMA 4 St Petersburg Russia 2016
Les Rencontres internationales des cinémas arabes Marseille 2016
Cairo Video Festival for Video Art & Experimental films 2107
Kochi-Muziris Biennale India 2017
FIDÉ • 9e Festival international du documentaire émergent Paris 2017
Cairo Cinema Days 2017
Exhibition at Ohio State University Hopkins Hall Gallery 2017

Director: Ayman Nahle
Production Company: Bidayyat 
Editor: Carine Doumit
Cinematography: Ayman Nahle
Music: Ziad Moukarzel
Sound Mix/Design: Victor Bress
Color: Belal Hibri