About the Film
”After the end of war you start paying the price for war.”
The Lebanese civil war came to an end ten years ago. For 17 years, between 1975 and 1992, it defined daily reality for the Lebanese people. This film does not focus on blood and violence, but their unseen shadows touch every picture, every wish, every attempt to understand.
VOICES OF(F) – BEIRUT presents the thoughts and feelings of five members of the Lebanese war-generation who speak frankly about life, in what was once one of the most war-torn places on earth. Today, the past of Beirut and the present of the war-generation in Lebanon seems destined to become the future of Baghdad, Gaza or Riyad – and its people.
VOICES OF(F) – BEIRUT is an independent Austrian production by author, director and producer Marko Doringer funded by government of Lower Austria, government of Salzburg, city of Salzburg, city of Vienna and Lebanese ministry of tourism.
The world premiere took place at the National Film Museum of England in Bradford (UK) on March 14th 2002.
- Special mention for best documentary or short film 2001/02: the film’s clear cut structure and analytical display conveys true understanding for the city of Beirut after the war. (jury statement of Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film)
FESTIVAL PARTICIPATION (SELECTION)
- Diagonale ´02 / Austria
- European film festival of Beirut ´02 / Lebanon
- national film museum of England in Bradford ´02 / England
- Singapore Int. Film Festival ´03 / Singapore
with Walid S., Christine T., Samer A. H., Simone K., Monika v. K., Tania S. T., Nidine R. L. T., Fawwaz T.
writer, director & camera: Marko Doringer
assistant director, development & second camera: Martin Platzgummer
interviewer: Alexander Stipsitz
editing: Charles Lézin, Marko Doringer
sound: Jeremy Sillett
sound design, sound mix: Phillipp Hafner, Constantin Zeileissen
musical score: Yasmine Hamdan, Zeid Hamdan / Soap Kills
motion graphics: Daniel Flax
translation: Ingeborg Hödl, Heiko Wimmen
production consultant & development: Ronny Zuckermann
producer: Marko Doringer in association with Jeremy Sillett
funded by: government of Lower Austria, government of Salzburg, city of Salzburg, city of Vienna, Lebanese ministry of tourism
© Filmfabrik Marko Doringer film production