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.
  • Production

    A film by

    Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige

    Produced by

    Abbout Production (Lebanon)

    Country of production



    103 minutes
  • cast


    Rajaé Abou Hamaïn, Kifah Afifé, Sonia Baydoun, Soha Béchara, Afif Hammoud, Neeman Nasrallah
    FormatVidéo 4/3 Color
    DialogueArabic with subtitles
    ImageKhalil Joreige & Joana Hadjithomas
    First Part
    EditingMichèle Tyan
    SoundRana Eid
    Second Part
    EditingTina Baz Legal
    SoundSylvain Malbrant
  • Directors Note
  • screening