Voices Of(f) – Beirut
2002, 52 minutes
YLE: October 2005
Special mention for Best Documentary or Short Film ‘01/02
ABOUT THE FILM
„After the end of war you start paying the price for war.“
The Lebanese civil war came to an end ten years ago. For 17 years, between 1975 and 1992, it defined daily reality for the Lebanese people. This film does not focus on blood and violence, but their unseen shadows touch every picture, every wish, every attempt to understand.
VOICES OF(F) – BEIRUT presents the thoughts and feelings of five members of the Lebanese war-generation who speak frankly about life, in what was once one of the most war-torn places on earth. Today, the past of Beirut and the present of the war-generation in Lebanon seems destined to become the future of Baghdad, Gaza or Riyad – and its people.
Samer A. H.
Monika v. K.
Tania S. T.
Nidine R. L. T.
writer, director & camera: Marko Doringer
assistant director, development & second camera: Martin Platzgummer
interviewer: Alexander Stipsitz
editing: Charles Lézin, Marko Doringer
sound: Jeremy Sillett
sound design & sound mix: Phillipp Hafner, Constantin Zeileissen
music: Yasmine Hamdan, Zeid Hamdan / Soap Kills
motion graphics: Daniel Flax
translation: Ingeborg Hödl, Heiko Wimmen
production consultant & development: Ronny Zuckermann
producer: Marko Doringer in association with Jeremy Sillett
European Film Festival Beirut ´02
National Film Museum – Bradford Int. Film Festival ´02
Singapore Int. Film Festival ´03
“The film’s clear-cut structure and analytical approach allow the audience to understand post-war Beirut.”
Jury statement – Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film
Stadt Salzburg, Stadt Wien
Lebanon Ministry of Tourism
© Filmfabrik Marko Doringer film production