The Lebanese Documentary “Suspended” Selected For The Final Cut In Venice

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The 10th edition of the Final Cut in Venice, organized by the prestigious La Biennale di Venezia, has selected 8 works in progress from numerous countries.

The workshop will consist of 3 days of activities (between September 3rd and 5th, 2022) on the Venice Lido during the 79th Venice Film Festival.

The Final Cut in Venice will also introduce the 8 selected films to producers, distributors, and film festival programmers to present opportunities for the selected works to access the film market.

Among the 8 selected work-in-progress, the Lebanese “Suspended” documentary will also be featured.

“Suspended” by Myriam El Hajj (Lebanon, France, Qatar) revolves around Lebanon’s years-long corruption. It is set in 2018 when activist Joumana Haddad ran as an independent candidate in the 2018 elections.

Despite the massive support Haddad had back then and the high expectations of her sure-win, she lost the race, reportedly because of electoral fraud.

The documentary also highlights Perla-Joe Maalouli, who started fighting against the status quo, leading her to be one of the main figures of the Lebanese Revolution (Thawra).

Both women find themselves facing a deep economic crisis and the Beirut port explosion, on August 4, 2022.

Related: Lebanese Director Oualid Mouaness Is Set To Direct Saphia Azzeddine’s Bilqiss Movie

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