Ajyal Film Festival 2020

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My Father is Still a Communist - Intimate Secrets to be Published (Abi Ma Zala Sheuaayan, Asrar Hamema Leljameea)

Arab Short Film Competition

Ahmad Ghossein / Short Documentary / United Arab Emirates, Lebanon / 2011 / 32 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Intimate Doc
International Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


  • Playing in: Arab Shorts Comp 1
  • Wed, Oct 26, 09:30 PM, ()
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  • Fri, Oct 28, 05:30 PM, ()
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All that remains of Rashid Ghossein and Maream Hmadeh's relationship is a large collection of recorded messages, which capture their 10 years together during the height of the Lebanese civil war.

About the Directors

Ahmad Ghossein is a filmmaker and video artist who graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts from the Lebanese University. He won Best Director at the Beirut International Film Festival 2004 for his short “Operation N”. He has since directed several films and documentaries including “My Father Is Still a Communist” commissioned by Sharja Art Foundation; “210m” commissioned by AshkalAlwan, “An Arab Comes to Town” a documentary shot in Denmark and produced by DR2. He is preparing for his first fiction film.


Ahmad Ghossein
Ahmad Ghossein
Commissioned by Sharja Art Foundation,Ahmad Ghossein
Vartan Avakian
Ramzi Mady
Karam Ghossein
Mazen Hashem
Maream Hmade, Rachid Ghossein

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