bi'bakino #13


Thursday, 23.06.2016, at 9pm

bi’bakino #13 features the Syrian documentary Haunted (Maskoon) and we are happy to announce the presence of the director Liwaa Yazji for the screening and a Q&A after the film.

“When the bombs fell, the first thing we did was run away. It was not until later that we realized we had not looked back. We were not allowed to say goodbye to our home, our memories, our photos and the life that was lived within them. We have become vacant like these spaces; our hastily packed belongings and the forgotten things haunt us.” An uncertain existence followed the escape and expulsion from Syria that tumbled into a physical and mental nowhere, a non-space between yesterday and tomorrow. “Haunted” tells of the loss of home and security, of the real and metaphorical meaning which a house, a home has in one’s life.

Directed by Liwaa Yazji
Syria, 2014,112 min, Arabic with English subtitles

Liwaa Yazji was born in Moscow in 1977. She is a graduate of Theater Studies in Damascus/Syria and worked in the fields of theater dramaturgy, playwriting, and screen writing. She acted in Abdullatif Abulhamid’s September Rain (Syria 2009). In 2012 she published her first play Here in the Garden and is currently preparing the second one with the Royal Court. In 2014 her poetry book Peacefully, we leave home was published in Beirut. Haunted is Liwaa Yazji’s directorial debut and was shown in numerous festivals.

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