Film Independent announced on Wednesday the names of 30 filmmakers from 11 nations, that will participate in the 2022 Global Media Makers (GMM) Residency this month.
Among them are two Lebanese producers Gaby and Michel Zarazir who will participate in residency with their project under the name of The Fifteen (working title).
GMM is a program for cultural exchange that holds relationships between filmmakers and other film-industry professionals in the United States and abroad.
The residency by Film Independent and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host directors, creative producers, screenwriters, and filmmakers from Lebanon, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, and the UAE.
The Lebanese brothers, Gaby and Michel Zarazir, are presenting their project of a narrative sets in 1941 about a strongly religious Lebanese woman attempting to host a lunch for one of the most important clergymen in the Middle East, but things go sour when the French army invades.
The movie is produced, written, and directed by the Zarazir Brothers.
The participants in the Global Media Makers (GMM) Residency will also be able to develop their projects with a team of U.S. mentors and attend masterclasses, field trips, and cultural engagements.
The Global Media Makers have previously welcomed 110 fellows and led to 17 produced projects, including the Costa Brava by the Lebanese producer Myriam Sassine.