Erased, __ Ascent of the Invisible
Essayist documentary, director: Ghassan Halwani, Lebanon, 2018, 76 min., Arab. with En. ST
23.4.2022 | 19.30 | Silent Green |
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 Ghassan Halawani takes the viewer on a forensic paper chase, using different artistic and investigative techniques. He 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 ghost of other “disappeared” in the present, in doing so he questions the concepts of truth and its reprocessing today.