Towards the Sun

Nour Ouayda
LEBANON, 2019, DIGITAL, 17 MIN
ARABIC (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

 

You are now in the main hall of the National Museum in Beirut. A guard reminds you that you are encouraged to touch the archeological objects. A voice in your headset suggests that you lick the stone. You are now facing a hole in the wall on the lower left corner of a mosaic. The voice in your headset indicates that it was made by a sniper. Out of curiosity, you dial 1-9-9-1 to listen to the rest of the story.

  • Nour Ouayda is a filmmaker, film critic, and programmer. She is a co-editor of the Montréal-based online film journal Hors champ. She is deputy director at Metropolis Cinema Association in Beirut where she also coordinates the Cinematheque Beirut project. Her films and writing research the practice of drifting in cinema.