NDU International Film Festivals - "Story of Fatat" by Ibrahim Harb
Posted on 19/11/2016
 

It was such an exciting experience to attend this year’s edition of the NDU international film festival, sponsored by Bank of Beirut. The festival has been going strong since it was first introduced back in 2006, showcasing some of the finest young filmmakers in the country. I’ve been attending the festival for several years now, but this time was certainly different as I had the chance to interview some of these young talents and discuss their movies. The opening ceremony featured a heart-warming tribute to one of Lebanon’s greatest filmmakers: Nadine Labaki. What followed was a week filled with short movies, both local and international. At the end of each day, the public voted for their favorite Lebanese movie, and the winners (5 in total) all won cash rewards, courtesy of Bank of Beirut. In addition to that, filmmaker Elie Salameh won a trip to Cannes and a trophy for his impressive work in “Fly My Love”.

A powerful documentary that follows the story of Fatat and her son, who escaped the war in Syria and settled in Lebanon. By tackling this sensitive subject, filmmaker Ibrahim Harb has managed to create one of the most memorable experiences of the festival. Harb’s future plans are already in the works as he plans to make a sequel to his documentary. 

 

Prepared and conducted by blogger Anis Tabet Author of Let's Talk About Movies

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