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From Beirut we can find a new reading of the 1953 film Les statues meurent aussi (Statues Also Die) by Chris Marker and Alain Resnais. Today our statues continue to die, stones made blank by the winds here – amidst the regional turbulence and its residual effects on our ancient ruins and artifacts, destroyed or disappeared. Broken inhabitants of the National Museum of Beirut remind us how frail these stones, and our history, can be.
Joe Namy

Joe Namy, born in 1978 in Lansing, USA, is currently based in Beirut, Lebanon. He works with visual media and music, often addressing aspects of identity, memory, power, and currents encoded in organized sound.

Production: Joe Namy, Beirut
Screenplay: Joe Namy
Camera: Joe Namy
Format: DCP, Color
Running time: 5 min
Language: English

Photo: © Joe Namy

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