The film is available online to stream from 15 - 25 October 2020 for all WOMEX 20 Digital Participants.
Directed by Grégoire Couvert and Grégoire Orio
65mins | France/ Lebanon 2019 | French, English with English subtitles
Lebanon. Nowadays. The traces of the heavy past of the civil war are still vivid. Corruption of government parties is becoming increasingly unsustainable. Bodies rise. Words collide. At the heart of this, musicians from different backgrounds connect their instruments and make them resonates from all sides. Beyond the filmmakers desire to understand and document the phenomenon of a musical encounter, as obvious as it is elusive, the desire to shoot the film in Beirut explores a creative context made of multiple layers, binding politics to the individual.
Gregoire Couvert is a cinematographer, editor and photographer. Most of his work in visual arts is fed by reflections related to experimental forms, connections between music and moving pictures, and political structures constituent of any social dynamics. Khamsin is his first documentary as a director.
Grégoire Orio works as a director, cinematographer, editor, set designer and photographer. Interested in poetic and experimental forms, he undertakes video and documentary work which has led him to collaborate with many different artists seeking, through different visual forms, a sensory and musical relationship to the image.
Produced by STANK
Producer Roy Arida
Director of Photography Grégoire Couvert, Grégoire Orio
Sound Jean-Charles Bastion
Editor Grégoire Couvert, Grégoire Orio
Music by Oiseaux-Tempête, The Bunny Tylers, Charbel Haber
Artists Involved Abed Kobeissy, Ali Hout, G.W SOK, Fadi Tabbal, Tarek El Dana
Film Contact STANK