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International Short and Medium-Length Competition

Who Is Afraid of Ideology? Marwa Arsanios

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Filmed over several years, this project by Lebanese filmmaker Marwa Arsanios observes eco-feminist practices as way to investigate the impact of conflict zones on our relationship with nature. Female soldiers in the mountains of Kurdistan; the women of Jinwar, an all-women village in northern Syria; and lastly the many refugees from a Lebanese cooperative located on the Syrian border. Giving voice to these women, and attentive to the lands in which they are developing their ideas, the film describes initiatives born of the need to survive in war-torn environments. We are invited to think differently about our resource exploitation and its impact on our eco-political models.

Who Is Afraid of Ideology?

  • Country : Lebanon, Kurdistan, Syria
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : Arabic, English, Kurdish, Turkish
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 51 MIN
  • Cinematography : Mazen Hachem, Juma Hamdo
  • Editing : Katrin Ebersohn
  • Production : Marwa Arsanios
  • Sound Design : Katrin Ebersohn
Filmography of Marwa Arsanios :

Have You Ever Killed a Bear or Becoming Jamila (2014)
Falling Is Not Collapsing, Falling Is Extending (2016)
Amateurs, Stars and Extras or the Labor of Love (2018)

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