World Premiere at the “Cannes Film Festival 2016” and numerous international film festivals.
“Finding My Lebanon” represents a way to preserve values and traditions, the stories of the past and of the present, and above all a step forward towards peace within my own conflicting cultures.Mark Abouzeid, Director
This is the story of a “modern nomad”, the kind of man who was raised without any knowledge of his roots, his past, his heritage. Before his father died, the nomad interviewed him on their family history and for the first time his past was revealed to him through stories, pictures and never met before family members. The film captures the lives of three men: the grandfather who left, the father who died and the son who returned to discovery his ‘home’…and the Lebanon he found.
“Finding My Lebanon” represents an act of resistance, a way to preserve values and traditions, the stories of the past and of the present, and above all a step forward towards peace in the Mediterranean area. This short film is a first step to open a new window on Lebanon, banning clichés and promoting a country on the move. It is a story that will help all of us question who we are, and why we are the way we are.
As a Lebanese American, my heritage was often something to be hidden from others, especially post 9/11. Making this film helped me better understand who I was and the vibrant culture Lebanon is today.Mark Abouzeid
- Cannes Film Festival 2016 Cannes
May 18, 2016
Creative Minds Group Finalist Screening
- Lebanese Film Festival 2016 Sydney
August 28, 2016
- Beirut International Film Festival 2016 Beirut
October 6, 2016
Finalist ME Documentaries
- PickurFlick Indie Film Festival Pondicherry
December 16, 2017
Best Documentary Short
- The Macoproject Film Festival New York
August 31, 2017
2nd Place Short Docs
- Ethnografilm 2018 Paris
April 3, 2018
- Pondicherry International Film Festival 2018 Pondicherry
September 26, 2018