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Year of participation 2017
Program Armenian Panorama

Stranger
Producer(s) Sebouh Aprahamian, Panos Aprahamian
Director(s) Panos Aprahamian
Script Panos Aprahamian
Director of Photography Jad Youssef
Production designer Jad Youssef
Music by Mohammad Safa, Rami El Murr
Sound Jad Taleb
Edit Jad Dani Ali Hassan, Panos Aprahamian
Production company(-ies) Panos Aprahamian Adana St., Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon
 

Synopsis

A love letter to Anjar, a small town in rural Lebanon, only a few miles from the Syrian border and largely inhabited by ethnic Armenians. This ethnoreligious minority settled there in the late 1930’s fleeing possible persecution, as they found themselves once again under Turkish rule at the start of another world war – roughly two decades after the Armenian Genocide of World War I. The film explores the everyday, and the uncanny, in an attempt to capture the fleeting traits of this secluded border community in transformation, and to channel the underlying sense of apprehension caused by the neighbouring war and the resulting refugee influx.

 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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