Sirine Fattouh

April 2017, Beirut – Walking Borders

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Screening + discussion : 26.05.2017
VENUE : GESSNERALLEE ZÜRICH
SUPPORTED BY PRO HELVETIA (YAA) AND GESSNERALLEE ZÜRICH

Fattouh and Giudicelli met in Beirut while the latter was in residence for three weeks. Discussions about the different Lebanese wars took place during long walks throughout the city. One day, Fattouh evoked a memory about her childhood, when her family decided to cross borders between West and East Beirut  in 1988 in the midst of the civil war and for the first time since it began in 1975. Walking Borders emerged from that conversation, when at the age of 8, the artist discovered for the first time the other part of Beirut.