Erased, Ascent of the Invisible
Essayistic documentary, director: Ghassan Halwani, LB 2018, 76 min., Arab. with en. ST
6.4.2019 |19:00 | Wolf Kino *
7.4.2019 | 21:00 | Arsenal *
35 years ago a man was abducted in Beirut and has been missing ever since. 10 years ago his face reappeared, but was it really the same man? Director Halwani takes the viewers on a forensic paper chase, using different artistic and investigative techniques. His debut uncovers, layer by layer, the darkest chapters of Lebanese history on walls, documents and urban architecture. Looking for the abducted man of the past, whose vision still haunts him, he finds the ghosts of other “disappeared” in the present and poses questions of truth and reprocessing today.