The Lebanese documentary Suspended by Myriam El Hajj was selected at Cairo Film Connection as a Work in Progress.
Despite being a work in progress, the documentary has been recognized and honored many times in prestigious film festivals and was selected among 8 works for the Final Cut organized by La Biennale di Venezia.
The awarded documentary highlights Lebanon’s corruption as it is set in 2018 when the Lebanese activist Joumana Haddad ran as an independent candidate in the elections. Despite all the support and need for change, she lost, reportedly due to electoral fraud.
Myriam El Hajj’s work also focused on the Lebanese Revolution and around Perla-Joe Maalouli, a key figure during the Thawra against corruption and the political status quo.
Both women find themselves facing a deep crisis due to the economic collapse and the Beirut port explosion, on August 4, 2022.