Mary Jirmanus Saba
In her directorial debut, Mary Jirmanus Saba deals with a forgotten revolution, saving from oblivion bloodily suppressed strikes at Lebanese tobacco and chocolate factories. These events from the 1970s, which held the promise of a popular revolution and, with it, of women's emancipation were erased from collective memory by the country’s civil wars. Rich in archival footage from Lebanon’s militant cinema tradition, the film reconstructs the spirit of that revolt, asking of the past how we might transform the present.
Festivals: Berlin International Film Festival (FIPRESCI Critics Prize Winner),BAFICI, Busan International Film Festival, Dokufest Kosovo (Special Mention Prize), Kerala International Documentary Film Festival, Mostra Sao Paulo International Film Festival, JCC Carthage Film Festival