Fatima

Joumaa

30 heures d'archives

An adventure begins when Fatima discovers a treasure trove of VHS archives in the home of her uncle Ahmed, who lives in exile in Germany. Twenty years of her family's life in war-torn Lebanon play out on the screen. A common thread runs through these images: a grandmother's tireless efforts to convince her son Ahmed to return home. Through this correspondence, Fatima discovers traces of a larger story. Like a film shoot that would have lasted twenty years, the images have captured the vanished memory of villages in southern Lebanon, the civil war, and the resilience of a Shiite family struggling to find itself amidst the chaos.

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