Friday, August 11, 2006
More on "From Beirut to ... Those Who Love Us"--and a new video letter
Check out this article by Jim Quilty for The Daily Star, on the video letter "From Beirut to ... Those Who Love Us," and a new one called "Dead Time," from the Beirut Development and Cinema film collective. (Quilty probably wouldn't want anyone to know, but for awhile he was a Hawg--doing graduate work in History at the University of Arkansas in the late nineties. I think he made a good career choice, switching to journalism. Although now, in Beirut?)
Says Christine Tohme of Ashkal Alwan: "The 1982 invasion had news coverage but very little art came out of it. One thing we can do is make sure that isn't the case this time as well. Resistance isn't something new to us: It's been embedded in all our work since long before this war began."
Check out the two video letters here. (Earlier posting here.)
Tags: Lebanon, Beirut