ISMAEL AT BAR
Mohamed Ismael Louati's film is a deep investigation about a pressing subject: the plight of 3 Syrian refugees trying to battle for survival in Lebanon, in a chaotic and dire environment.
The subject of borders and displacement has been a consistent concern of the filmmaker and his sensitive and attentive filmic approach will give a vital insight into this unprecedented exodus, far from a spectacular or bombastic approach.
Mohamed Ismael Louati
Dates of residency: May 29 - July 30
Lives and works: Tunis, Tunisia
Ismael was born in 1981 in Tunis. He is an author, a visual artist and a filmmaker. He is a versatile artist whose work has been exhibited at different cultural centers worldwide, namely at New York Modern Art Museum and the London Contemporary Art Institute. Ismael is the creator of several artistic videos and experimental films. He co-directed different films for which he received awards. He is a real, committed artist, writing poetry and essays, making films and engaging in politics and cyber-activism.