Twenty Eight Nights and a Poem

Institute History

  • 2010 Sundance Institute - Arab Fund For Arts and Culture


This film takes the site of an old photographic studio named Studio Shehrazade (founded in Saida –South Lebanon—in1953) as a site of an excavation the filmmaker leads. The film observes all kinds of findings, through which the film counts the story of a photographer, Hashem el Madani (1928- ), a city (Saida), an economy, and the industry of photography. It hereby touches on the socio-politics of image making and consuming, and looks at the function photography played in the lives of city inhabitants.


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