May 23, Wednesday

Those Who Remain (2016)

Directed by Eliane Raheb
Lebanon, UAE | PG | Documentary | Arabic | 95 min
Venue: A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz
Time: May 23, 9:30pm

“Haykal” is a 60 years old Christian farmer who resides in one of the highest clearing lands in the Lebanon, “Al Shanbouk” in the clearing of Aakar’s county which is far from Syria but by a few kilometers.

In this complex geographical spot where border, religious doctrines and communities intersect, Haykal settled a farm and a restaurant.

Each day, he deals with the dust from the quarries, the agricultural stagnation, the sectarian tensions and the political and economic repercussions of the Syrian crisis. And yet, Haykal feels he must remain in his land now more than ever:

He is building his new home and defending coexistence in Lebanon with his own hands that are never too tired to work the land he loves.