NYC PREMIERELea Najjar’s debut follows plumes of smoke from the devastating 2020 explosion in Beirut and guides us through the rooftops of the city where men play kash hamam with pigeons, luring them in, casting them away, watching them fly. In this cyclical motion, Najjar finds a resonance with the endless strife of living in Beirut, and the resistance with which some choose to defy the chaos and make sense of it. – Bedatri Choudhury
The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with Lea Najjar, writer Alia Haju, and producer Matthias Drescher.
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