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Focus Bidayyat : New Beginnings

In Fields of Words: Conversations with Samar Yazbek Rania Stephan

Le Champ des mots : conversations avec Samar Yazbek

This film-conversation between writer Samar Yazbek and filmmaker Rania Stephan questions the relationship between language and cinema as tools to represent the realities of war and violence. As Yazbek speaks from her exile home in France, audiences witness the limits and possibilities of words to express and subvert violence of such magnitude. Ten years in the making, the film unfolds through vignettes and snippets of dialogue. The result is a poignant reflection on violence and representation, as well as our capacity to listen, interpret and understand. (WR)

This film is presented as part of the Focus Bidayyat : New Beginnings, presented in collaboration with World Records, and with the support of Critical Media Lab McGill and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

In Fields of Words: Conversations with Samar Yazbek

  • Country : Lebanon
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : Arabic
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 68 MIN
  • Cinematography : Rania Stephan
  • Editing : Rania Stephan
  • Production : Rania Stephan
Filmography of Rania Stephan :

Liban /Guerre (2006)
Les Trois Disparitions de Soad Hosni (2011)
Mémoires pour un privé #1 (2015)
Train-Trains #2: une dérivation (2017)
Threshold (2018)

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