Moujarad Raiha
Moujarad Raiha (Simplemente un olor)
Maher Abi Samra
Lebanon, 2007
Betacam SP (PAL) (Vídeo). 10min. Black and White. WD
Production: Maher Abi Samra, [email protected], +961 3 916896
Photography: Maher Abi Samra
Editor: Ammar Elbeik
Sinopsis: On a boat bringing aid to a besieged Beirut, a loudspeaker lauds the passengers for their courage in coming to the rescue of the afflicted. From under the rubble of destroyed buildings, relief workers pull the bodies of the dead. Moving between light and darkness, life and its extinction, bodies redraw the boundaries of other bodies, the smell of death cloaking all.
Bio: Maher Abi Samra (Beirut, 1965) studied theatre at the Lebanese University and later audiovisual studies at the Institut National de l'Image et du Son in Paris. He has worked as a photographer for Lebanese newspapers and for Agence France Press and Reuters. He has made several documentaries, including Women of Hezbollah (2000), Shatila Round-About (2004), Mariam (2006).
Festivals: Premi Paloma Dorada (Goldene Taube) al Festival Internacional de Cinema Documental i d'animació de kLiepzig (2007).