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Dox Box Global Day 2012 in Beirut

The Lebanese Art Cinema Association – Metropolis and the leading international documentary film festival in the Arabic-speaking world, DOX BOX, team up to bring to Beirut “ DOX BOX Global Day”, a program of Syrian documentary films that will be screened simultaneously in over thirty-two venues all over the world, from March 14th to 16th.

Metropolis Cinema contributes to this event by hosting two films of its main program on March 15th. One of the films is a surprise film chosen by the organizers (at 7:00 pm), followed by the documentary Daily Life in a Syrian Village (1974, 85 mins, B&W, at 8:00 pm) by Omar Amiralay, a reclaimed Syrian documentary filmmaker.

DOX BOX started in 2007 as an initiative of independent filmmakers and as the first non-profit and open-to-public creative documentary film festival in Syria. The festival runs annually in Damascus, Tartous and Homs during the first two weeks of March. DOX BOX tours in other Arab cities as part of a Pan-Arab Cultural Network.

This event is organized by DOX BOX in collaboration with ArteEast, a New York-based international arts organization and the Network of Arab Arthouse Screens (NAAS).

The screening will be held on March 15 at 19:00 and 20:00 at Metropolis Empire Sofil. The screenings are free and open for public.