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A panel discussion on making documentaries in your family home

A daughter films and rediscovers her parents over eight years as a civil war is raging outside. A son grapples with his sexuality as he shares an apartment with his mother. A grandson witnesses the decline of the family patriarch and the compromises his family deals with to protect him.

SAFAR curator Rabih El-Khoury welcomes three of the directors featured in the online programme – Zeina Alqahwaji (TBC), Anthony Chidiac, and Cyril Aris – for a discussion about their films, focussing specifically on their use of the intergenerational family home as a setting for their documentaries. With each director filming and living in such close proximity with their family subjects, how do they negotiate the relationship between the physical space and the people they share it with?

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