PANEL: Making Cinema in Times of Crisis /
SPOTLIGHT SHORTS: Beirut, One Year Later
23.4.2022 | 17.00 | Silent Green
Panelists: Myriam Sassine (producer Costa Brava, Lebanon), Ely Dagher (director The Sea Ahead) and Simon El Habre (director Re-Destruction)
Moderation: Rabih El-Khoury (Programer, ALFILM)
A revolution, a financial crisis, the devaluation of the national currency, the emigration of the youth, political instability, mounting corruption, a massive blast that changed Beirut’s face for good and a global pandemic. Since 2019, an inconceivable set of setbacks is plunging Lebanon into an unprecedented crisis. Most of its businesses are fragilized, including the arts and culture sector. How is the film community affected by this state of turmoil? How does it deal with it? And how does such an endless level of uncertainty affect its creative input?