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Film Screening & Discussion: Lost in Lebanon by Georgia and Sophia Scott

Thu, June 15, 2017 9:00 pm at IFC Center

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Sponsored by Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY:

Lost in Lebanonby Georgia and Sophia Scott

Documentary | UK | 2016 | 80 min | Arabic, English

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JUNE 15 - 9:15 PM /IFC Center
Screening followed by discussion with filmmakers Georgia and Sophia Scott

JUNE 17 - 6:30 PM /Film Society of Lincoln Center
Screening followed by discussion with filmmakers Georgia and Sophia Scott
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“As the Syrian war continues to leave entire generations without education, health care or a state, Lost in Lebanon closely follows four Syrians as they struggle to rebuild their lives in Lebanon. The resilience of this Syrian community currently making up a fifth of the population in Lebanon is astoundingly clear as they work hard to collaborate, share resources and attempt to advocate for themselves in a new land. With the Syrian conflict continuing to push across borders, lives are becoming increasingly desperate due to the devastating consequences of new visa laws implemented by the Lebanese government, leaving families at risk of arrest, detention, and deportation. Despite these obstacles, the film encourages us to look beyond the staggering statistics of displaced refugees and focus on the individuals themselves.”

About the Directors:

Georgia Scott

Georgia is an experienced producer, director and editor. Her first documentary film, set in Kenya explored the threats facing a unique Swahili community on Lamu Island on the border with Somalia. Georgia graduated with a BA (hons) degree in Production Design from the University of the Arts, London in 2011. She went on to manage a product design company before setting up GroundTruth Productions with Sophia. Georgia then made her first feature documentary In the Shadow of War in Bosnia in 2014 which was nominated for the Grand Jury Award at Sheffield Doc Fest and the First Appearance and Oxfam Global Justice Awards at IDFA. She recently completed her second feature film, Lost in Lebanon, filmed on the Syrian border during 2014-2016.

Sophia Scott

Sophia is an experienced producer, director and cinematographer, and has worked for organizations including the BBC and Channel 4. She has also worked extensively as a self shooting camerawoman across Africa and Asia on projects for the UN, PBS, CBC, The New York Times and Human Rights Watch among others. After completing a foundation year at the European Film College in Denmark in 2002 she went on to study Documentary Film and Television graduating with a BA (Hons ) from the International Film School of Wales before moving to Kenya where she spent the first 6 years of her film career. Sophia then made her first feature documentary In the Shadow of War in Bosnia in 2014 which was nominated for the Grand Jury Award at Sheffield Doc Fest and the First Appearance and Oxfam Global Justice Awards at IDFA. She recently completed her second feature film, Lost in Lebanon, filmed on the Syrian border during 2014-2016.

Co-Sponsor:

3rd i New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is curated by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media artists of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.

3rd i NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

We thank Alwan for the Arts for hosting our film screenings and to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor.

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Alwan for the Arts Film Programming is made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Last updated: 2017-06-09 05:14:56

Lost in Lebanon by Georgia and Sophia Scott
Lost in Lebanon by Georgia and Sophia Scott

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