Khiam 2000 – 2007 | The Film
- Story line
In 1999, while South Lebanon was still occupied and we had no image of the detention camp of Khiam, we met six prisoners who had just been freed to discuss with them the experience of detention, the relation they developed to artwork and to question the modes of representation.
In May 2000, the camp of Khiam is liberated and turned into a museum. During the July 2006 war, the camp is totally destroyed.
Today, there is some talk of rebuilding it exactly as it was. 8 years later, we meet again with the six prisoners we had filmed in 1999 to recall with them the liberation then the destruction of the camp, memory, history, reconstitution, imagination and power of the image.
A film by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige
Produced by Abbout Production(Lebanon)
Country of production Lebanon
Duration 103 minutes
Cast RajaÃ© Abou Hamain, Kifah AfifÃ©, Sonia Baydoun, Soha BÃ©chara, Afif Hammoud, Neeman Nasrallah
|Format||VidÃ©o 4/3 Color|
|Dialogue||Arabic with subtitles|
|Image||Khalil Joreige & Joana Hadjithomas|
|Editing||Tina Baz Legal|
- Directors Note