The making of the story of two young Middle Eastern guys describing their ordeal trying to get on a bus to a rave in the Jordanian desert.
In a neighborhood charged with social injustices, we listened to the story of fear and uncertainty, by thoughtful, confused young voices. The setting was an older part of Amman, with streets and sounds and places and people that reminded of another time. There seemed to be a disconnect between what we were shooting and where we were, with our storytellers’ words and experiences trying to make sense of it all.
T for Middle Eastern, a short film by Lebanese director Merva Faddoul, and produced by Jordanian Nadine Toukan, was shot on a Sony PD170 on location in Amman, summer 06. Then off to NYC Merva went, mini DV tapes in hand where post-production began on Final Cut HD, uploading and downloading across cyberspace as she edited away, we moved rough cuts and footage between Amman and NYC on .Mac.
April 13-20, 2007
Human Rights Nights, Bologna
Feb 6, 2007
The Pioneer, NYC - Shooting People
Dec 10, 2006
Tricylce Theater, London - Cinemitic
Summer Dreaming - Merva's feature in development is coming along beautifully.
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