1958 – by Ghassan Salhab

Directed by Ghassan Salhab
2009, Colour and black & white, 66’
In Arabic, French and English

In 1958, a woman gives birth to her first child in Senegal, land of immigration, while Lebanon, her country of origin, is plunged into a serious internal conflict, a forerunner of the future civil war.

Ghassan Salhab is a Lebanese director and artist born in Dakar, Senegal in 1958. In addition to making his own films, Salhab collaborates on various scenarios in Lebanon and in France, and teaches film in Lebanon. He has directed four feature-length films: Beyrouth Fantôme, Terra Incognita, The Last Man, 1958, and The Mountain, in addition to numerous short films and videos, including (Posthume); Narcisse Perdu; My living body, my dead body; La Rose de personne; Baalbeck (co-directed with A. Zaatari and M. Soueid); Afrique Fantôme; Après la Mort… He has also published his texts and articles in various magazines.

The screening will take place in the presence of the director and will be followed by a Q&A.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
8:00pm until 10:00pm
Jisr El Wati – Off Corniche an Nahr. Building 13, Street 97, Zone 66 Adlieh. Beirut, Lebanon.

Entrance: 3 000 LL
Language: English
Because of limited seating, it is advised to book in advance by calling us on 01 397 018.
Reserved seats will be held until 15 minutes before the event begins.

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