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Arab Film Festival

Sleepless Nights

ليال بلا نوم

Directed by Eliane Raheb

Documentary / Lebanon, Palestine, Qatar, UAE / 2012 / 128 mins / Arabic with English subtitles / US Premiere

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Sleepless Nights

Shattuck Cinemas (Berkeley)
Oct. 26, 2013 2:30 pm

Description


Through the stories of Assaad Shaftari, a former high ranking intelligence officer in a Christian right wing militia, responsible for many casualties in the protracted civil war in Lebanon and Maryam Saiidi, the mother of Maher, a missing young communist fighter who disappeared in 1982, the film digs in the war wounds and asks if redemption and forgiveness are possible


Director's Bio

Eliane_RahebBorn in Beirut in 1972, Eliane Raheb directed the shorts The Last Screening and Likaa’a, and the documentaries So Near Yet So Far, Suicide, and Hayda Lubnan which landed the Excellency Award at the Yamagata Festival. She is also a founder of Beirut DC, the cultural association where she was the artistic director of six editions of the festival Cinema Days of Beirut. – See more at: http://arabfilmfestival.com.au/director/eliane-raheb/#sthash.yP7ThZKg.dpuf

 


Credits

Cinematographer: Meyar Al Roumi and Jocelyne Abi Gebrayel
Producer/Editor/Screenwriter: Nizar Hassan

Dates & Times

Sleepless Nights

Shattuck Cinemas (Berkeley)
Oct. 26, 2013 2:30 pm