Tharaa Goubil’s Amal left the old neighborhood to study medicine.
Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn International Film Festival
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The Karama Human Rights Film Festival opened its fourth edition at Metropolis Cinema-Sofil Monday evening with a projection of Anas Tolba's 2019 debut "Between Two Seas".As its name signals, Karama is among those film-centred Beirut events -- like Almost There and the newly launched Cinema al-Fouad -- that are premised on cinema's social and cultural utility.Students of MENA region cinema may be interested in Mamhoud Ben Mahmoud's "Fatwa". Among the more successful recent films to address parents coming to terms with their young children drifting toward Daesh-flavored Islamist militancy (ISIS), "Fatwa" took prizes at the international film festivals of Cairo and Carthage in 2018 .Karama's closing film, "Shadow" recounts an episode in the life of a young widowed mother struggling to cope with the abrupt escalation of violence in her Damascus neighborhood.The Karama Human Rights Film Festival runs through Feb. 5 at Metropolis Cinema-Sofil.
Further echoes of Baalbeck in Beirut
Unpacking ideology in Syria, Lebanon
Vivarium: A horror story of child-rearing and real estate agents
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE