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The disappeared have had a prominent place in Lebanon's post-Civil War cultural production.The feature-length documentary premiered earlier this year in the Locarno Film Festival's Signs of Life section. Since then, it's won the Bronze Tanit at the Carthage Film Festival and the Prize for Best Artistic Contribution at the Cairo film festival's International Critics Week. The film begins with three brief sequences to which Halwani returns at various times over his film's 76 minutes.The first scene frames an animated couple walking toward the camera, smiling cues to the journalistic anecdote that frames the film.The accompanying voiceover discloses that during the War of the Camps when Syrian army proxies pummeled the country's lightly defended Palestinian refugee camps in the mid-1980s an unnamed photographer captured two gunmen dragging a man through the dirt.The photographer says he doesn't remember this photo. The film is rooted in a different kidnap, one the filmmaker himself witnessed 35 years before.This anecdote provides the basis of the film's second motif footage of an exterior wall covered with multiple layers of posters, photos and ads.
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