Sirine Fattouh is a Lebanese artist living between Paris and Avignon. Interested by histories from below, her personal work, as a researcher and artist consists of examining the consequences of violence and displacements on people’s identities. She holds a doctorate in Visual Arts and Aesthetics from the University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne and a Master degree from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts of Paris Cergy.
Behind the Shield is a 57 minute video installation that paints a filmic portrait of the city of Beirut over the past three years. The work documents key moments in the country’s recent history – from the October Revolution to the port explosion of August 4th – while also shedding light on the mundane and commonplace facets of everyday life.
about the film
first time filmmaker
57 minutes 42 seconds
August 11, 2022