Mondial 2010 is a discussion of institutional borders in modern day Middle East. It uses video as an apparatus to transgress boundaries that are inflicted on people in spite of them. It is a travel film in a trajectory that doesn’t allow travel, starring two male lovers, in a setting where homosexuality is a punishable felony. Shot with a hand-held camcorder, Mondial 2010 borrows the aesthetics of a travel video log. It normalizes the abnormal, and by doing so creates its own universe of possibility. It is a shift from the mainstream passive view of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict that places the victim/oppressor in the forefront of the produced imagery. This video glides over this conflict with an upper hand.
Roy Dib, born in 1983, works and lives in Beirut, Lebanon.
Running time: 19 minutes
Director, writer: Roy Dib
Sound engineer: Fadi Tabbal and Stephane Reeves (Tunefork Recording Studios)
Cast: Abed Kobeissy, Ziad Chakaroun