World Nomads Lebanon: CinémaTuesdays

Organization French Institute Alliance Française
Hours Tuesday: 12:30pm - 09:30pm

FIAF members free; non-members $10; students w/ ID $7.

Address 22 East 60th Street, New York, NY, United States
Start May 4, 2010
End May 25, 2010
Closed Sunday - Monday, Wednesday - Saturday

It can be argued that the generation of Lebanese filmmakers who experienced the country’s civil war (1975–1990) also saw the country’s cinema come into its own as a medium for artistic expression and exploration.


The lived experience of violence and the trauma of a civil conflict inspired the emergence of a politically-engaged auteur cinema where subjectivity—rather than objectivity—found a voice, a language in film.


The films in this program illustrate how filmmakers from this and subsequent generations have attempted to transpose the complexity of experience through the singular poetics of film.


May 4: Out of Life (12:30, 4, 7:30pm)*
May 11:
Once Upon A Time: Beirut  (12:30, 4, 7:30pm)
May 18:
The One Man Village (12:30, 4, 7:30 pm)
May 25:
The Road North; The Last Man (Double screening: 12:30, 7pm)
May 25:
Four Short Films (4pm)


*Rasha Salti, film curator and Creative Director of ArteEast, will introduce the 7pm screening


FIAF members free; non-members $10; students w/ ID $7.


For more information on these films, please visit:


World Nomads, FIAF’s annual exploration of transculturalism in the 21st century, is intended as a forum for dialogue between cultures. It returns this May for its third edition to focus on Lebanon, a country whose rich heritage has long captivated imaginations around the world.


For tickets and a complete listing of the series’ events, please visit:

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