Week 29: 19 – 25 February

Arquiteturas team believes this break is a great opportunity to look back at the festival’s last seven editions and provide viewers staying indoors worldwide with a selected retrospective of free streaming films. Each film will be released every Friday, running until next year’s edition, and can be viewed for one week. This initiative aims to provide visibility to the films and the makers and their contribution to initiating great discussions through their build environment stories. A live Q&A with the filmmakers, producers or authors will be announced whenever this is made possible, via the festival’s Instagram and FB pages.

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THE FREE STREAMING IS AVAILABLE BELOW FROM 19 – 25 FEB

IRIS – Winner New Talents Prize – ARQUITETURAS’19

Lea Najjar and Manuel Rees, Lebanon, 2018, 7’  

IRIS is an attempt at resisting the expropriation of Beirut’s open coastline returning the sea back to the fishermen and the local habitants of the Ras Beirut district. Through architecture, it materializes the threshold condition between two very distinct, yet concomitant entities: the dense city and the open sea. Waves transform the kinematic structure into an experience of place and to harvest energy for the fishermen community.

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ABOUT LEA NAJJAR

Lea was born in Vienna, Austria. She completed her Freshman Year at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon in 2014, and has since been studying Documentary Film Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
http://www.leanajjar.com/