CONFRONTING MEMORIES

Explorations in Film
Organized by UMAM Documentation and Research
@ The Hangar, AUB and Metropolis Cinema
2008 - 2010
Lebanon has failed to address its long legacy of violence and has repeatedly made call to "close the files" on any official recognition of past events. What remains clear is that this policy neglects long-standing tensions within Lebanese society and opts instead to forget the events of the past as if they have no bearing on the present and certainly no impact on the future.

Through the WHAT IS TO BE DONE? Lebanon's War-Loaded Memory series of films, workshops, public events and exhibits, UMAM D&R seeks to revive an otherwise hidden record of the past in order to provide a basis from which to move forward. 

In the spirit of this endeavor, UMAM D&R presented the launch of the CONFRONTING MEMORIES film screenings. Introduced by a festival of three cinematic landmarks following the psychological effects of disappearance, CONFRONTING MEMORIES aimed to spark discussion of these issues that remain vital for Lebanon.

LAUNCH CONFRONTING MEMORIES [1]
October 9 - 11, 2008 @ The Hangar
MISSING by Costa Gavras (1982, 117 min)
A PERFECT DAY by Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (2005, 88 min)
BEYROUTH FANTOME by Ghassan Salhab (1999, 116 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES [2]
November 26, 2008 @ The Hangar
LE LIBAN DANS LA TOURMENTE by Jocelyne Saab (1975, 75 min)
 
CONFRONTING MEMORIES [3]
January 28, 2008 @ The Hangar
SO IT WILL BE ONLY A MEMORY - WOMEN FIGHTERS by Sahar Assaf (2008, 20 min)
FROM WAR TO RECONCILIATION by Adyan (2008, 14 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES [4]
March 4, 2009 @ The Hangar
RING OF FIRE by Bahij Hojeij (2004, 90 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES [5]
March 31, 2009 @ The Hangar
SHATILA - PASSAGE TO PALESTINE by Yussuf Ali Naffa & Pepe Danquart (1998, 45 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES [6]
April 28, 2009 @ The Hangar
KIDNAPPES by Bahij Hojeij (1998, 52 min)
NOS LIEUX INTERDITS by Laila Kilani (2008, 105 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES [7]
July 3, 2009 @ The Hangar
AT DAY BREAK by Natalia Díaz (2008, 94 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES [8]
November 17, 2009 @ The Hangar
IN PLACE by Monika Borgmann & Lokman Slim (2009, 64 min)

Confronting Memories [9]
December 28, 2009 @ West Hall - Bathish Auditorium (AUB)
GAZA HOSPITAL by Marco Pasquini ( 2009, 84 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES [10]
March 11, 2010 @ The Hangar
MIGRATION ALLEY by Karim al-Hakim (2009, 32 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES [11]
April 2, 2010 @ The Hangar
SEARCHING FOR HASSAN by Edouard Beau (2009, 63 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES [12]
April 27, 2010 @ The Hangar
IN THEIR BLOOD by Katia Jarjoura (2009, 31 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES [13]
May 17, 2010 @ Metropolis Cinema
OPEN SHUTTERS IRAQ by Maysoon Pachachi (2009, 102 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES [14]
September 18, 2010 @ The Hangar
GAZA HOSPITAL by Marco Pasquini (2009, 84 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES [15]
October 5, 2010 @ The Hangar
AN ARMY OF ANTS by Wissam Charaf (2007, 23 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES [16]
November 26, 2010 @ The Hangar
CHOU SAR - WHAT HAPPENED? by De Gaulle Eid (2009, 75 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES [17]
December 10, 2010 @ The Hangar
12 ANGRY LEBANESE by Zeina Daccashe (2009, 80 min)

CONFRONTING MEMORIES was made possible by funding from the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Media coverage of CONFRONTING MEMORIES can be found here or in the section UMAM IN THE MEDIA.
CONFRONTING MEMORIES - THE POSTERS