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Beirut, My City und Tshweesh

Film still from BEIRUT MY CITY: A young woman with a microphone in her hand stands in a destroyed house.

Sat 29.04.

  • Director

    Jocelyne Saab

  • Lebanon / 1982
    37 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

Beirut, My City

In July 1982, the Israeli army besieged Beirut. Four years earlier, Jocelyne Saab saw her 150-year-old childhood home go up in flames. In the face of personal loss and Beirut’s state of destruction, Saab embarks together with her collaborator, the playwright and director Roger Assaf, on a journey of reflection on the intricate relationship between the city, identity, and loss. Considered by Saab to be her most important film, BEIRUT, MY CITY questions the relation of fact to fiction, using poetry and other forms of intermediality to witness what emerges from a city’s ruins.

ALFILM is presenting the film in its newly restored version by the Jocelyne Saab Association.

  • Director

    Feyrouz Serhal

  • Lebanon, Germany, Spain / 2017
    27 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles


The residents of Beirut are ready for the long-awaited kick-off of the Football World Cup. For some reason, the telecast is interrupted by strange audio waves. The frustration in the air builds up giving way to a much bigger live event. 

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media