Those Who Remain
Saturday, 9/30 at St Anthony Main Theatre
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THOSE WHO REMAIN (MAYYEL YA GHZAYYEL)
95 mins / 2017
Lebanon / UAE
Arabic with English subtitles
Shambouk is a historically complicated area in Northern Lebanon just a few kilometers away from Syria where borders, religious doctrines, and communities intersect. Haykal, a 60 year-old Christian farmer, lives there and runs a restaurant and is in the process of building a house. Those Who Remain follows Haykal’s struggle to stay on his land amidst sectarian tensions, fear, and hopelessness.
Festivals and Awards:
Jury Award (Feature Film), Dubai International Film Festival, UAE, 2017
Best Documentary Film, Tetouan Film Festival, Morocco, 2017
Seattle International Film Festival, US, 2017
Eliane Raheb was born in Lebanon and is the director of two short films, The Last Screening (1995) and Meeting (1996), and several documentaries, Karib Baiid (So Near Yet So Far) (2001), Intihar (Suicide) (2003), and Hayda Lubnan (This Is Lebanon) (2008), which received the Excellency Award at the Yamagata Film Festival and was broadcast on ZDF ARTE, Al Jadeed, and NHK. Layali Bala Noom (Sleepless Nights) (2012), her first feature documentary, screened at Mizna’s 2014 Twin Cities Arab Film Festival.