Villages of the Absent
Omar Shami, Lebanon
This poetic documentary depicts the slow passage of time in Ain Bal, a village inhabited by a small population of elderly people-- a mute lady and a schizophrenic man in a village drowning in memories of its livelier past.
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During the 2013 Greenhouse final seminar and pitching forum, the film was awarded a 10,000$ Development Grant from the Tribeca Film Institute and participation in Sheffield Doc/Fest's marketplace in June 2014.
Development Grant, Sundance Documentary Film Program, 2014.
Selected to take part in the Filmmaker/Industry meetings at the Tribeca Film Festival, 2014.