Absent Spaces

ABSENT SPACES

2008

Short fiction

7 min. 16mm.

separador-rojo

Can you save your dreams in a war?

¿Puedes salvar tus sueños en una guerra?

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My first
short
film

Absent Spaces

In the summer of 2006, during the continuous attacks over Lebanon, a young Lebanese artist receives a phone call that endangers her intimate space and her dreams.

En el verano de 2006, durante los continuos ataques israelíes sobre el Líbano, una joven artista recibe una llamada telefónica que pone en peligro su espacio íntimo y sus sueños de vida.

Contact and Screen: If you want to organize a screening of ABSENT SPACES, please, write
 lailahotaitassistant@gmail.com or laila@laaventura.net and we will be happy to help you.

SCREENINGS

“Mapping Lebanon” AAG Conference
Washington 2010, USA.
Zico House
2009, Lebanon
Official Selection Girona International Film Festival
2009
Recommended Film Dubai Market Film Festival
2009
Festival Interpueblos
2009, Madrid
Online exhibition at the International Museum Of Women 
“Exhibiting you” 2009, imow.org
SFSU Cinema Collective Film Festival
May, 2009
SF International Digital Film Festival
2009
Blue November Film festival
2009, Seattle, USA
Women Voices now
2011, Los Angeles, USA.

CREDITS

Director, Scritpwriter and Editor: Laila Hotait Salas
Performers: Nadia Hotait and Hossam Al-Hamalawy
Producer: Milenko Skoknic
Director of Photography: Mackenzie Mathis
Art Direction: Bethynia Cardenas
Sound Recorder: Shaka Jamal Redmond

Sound Design: David Sandwisch