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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.

Format: HD
Running time: 19 minutes
Director, writer: Roy Dib
Sound engineer: Fadi Tabbal and Stephane Reeves (Tunefork Recording Studios)
Cast: Abed Kobeissy, Ziad Chakaroun

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