Erased,__Ascent of the Invisible
aka Tirss, rihlat alsoo'oud ila almar'i First screened in September 2018
Director: Ghassan Halwani. Mixed-media documentary about an artist's attempts to recover the histories of Lebanese citizens killed or disappeared during the Civil War. Twitter Capsule:
How to represent a disappeared person? Formal questions in rich, humble service to ethical ones.
These histories and practices of recovery are better-known in Lebanon than they were to me, but this restlessly imaginative film packs a sad punch.