Sector Zero

By Communication in Uncategorized

Synopsis

Through a closed study of the notorious, now derelict district of Karantina, Sector Zero uses Karantina’s history as a metaphor for Lebanon’s own troubled past, suggesting that by denying their traumas, the Lebanese people have entered a downward spiral into the abyss that is their own collective unconscious. The film is not so much a documentation as it is an exploration into the dark corners of modern Lebanon’s collective memory in an attempt to discover how much of who we are is based largely on that part of ourselves we have chosen to forget.

Director's biography

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Born in Beirut in 1980, he has been fond of the arts since his childhood and started studying music at the age of 10. He pursued his education at the Holy-Spirit University in Kaslik (USEK), after which he graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts in 2002, and later on, with a Master’s in cinematographic studies in 2005. In 2004, Nadim exhibited his sound installation, On the Periphery: an Offscreen Composition, during the art forum Homeworks III, organized by Ashkal Alwan. In 2006, Nadim Mishlawi and sound designer Rana Eid inaugurated db Studios, a recording and audio post-production studio. Recently, Nadim has composed the music for 3 documentaries directed by Mohamad Soueid, as well as two films: Once Again by Joud Said and Stray Bullet by George Hachem. In 2010, he directed his first documentary, Sector Zero, for which he also composed the music.

Filmography

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2011 :
Sector Zero

festivals & awards

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2011 :
Dubai International Film Festival
Muhr Arab Documentary – First Prize

MC Distribution rights

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Middle East and North Africa

 





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