Saturday, July 16, 2011

Snapshots - Adab Al Soujoun (The literature of the camps)

In 2004, I edited two documentaries for the program "Adab Al Soujoun" which was broadcast on Al Jazeera and produced by Hot Spot Films.
Both films dealt with literature written inside prison camps in Lebanon. The poetry and texts written inside the camps were an act of defiance against the Lebanese and Israeli forces who guarded them - papers and pens were not permitted inside the prisons at that time. In editing these films, I tried to reflect the courage and determination of those prisoners of war.

Although on the same subject, each film had a specific mood. As editor, I took care to listen to the characters difficult and profound experience, and to create moments of silence but also let the film's movement take its own space. They are, after all, films about resistance. I really was affected by their experiences and I tried to structure the images with a certain movement and a discomforting silence.

Camp Al Khiam

Camp Al Ansar

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