20 December 2016
For Immediate Release
‘Those Who Remain’, a Film Produced as Part of the Drama, Diversity and Development Project, Awarded the Jury Prize for Feature Films at Dubai Film Festival.
The Drama, Diversity and Development project is pleased to announce that “Those Who Remain”, a film produced as part of the DDD project, was awarded the jury prize for feature films at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival. The film was premiered at the festival on 10th of December, with an additional screening on the 14th of December.
The film features Haykal, a 60-year-old Christian farmer, who decides to settle down and build a farm and a restaurant in a geographical area where borders intersect along with different religious fractions and social classes. On a daily basis, Haykal deals with the dust coming from the neighboring quarries and the agricultural stagnation, in addition to the sectarian tensions and the repercussions of the Syrian crisis on the political and economic situation. Simultaneously, Haykal feels that his role is more significant than ever: he must remain in his land, and sustain his own project. He has to actually defend coexistence in Lebanon with his own hands that are never too tired to work on the land that he loves.
The projects selected under DDD’s Street Theater Grants are funded by the European Union under their MedCulture program along with the Prince Claus Fund For Culture and Development, and implemented by MRG, the Civic Forum Institute, and the Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence Studies.
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