Four year old Habib finds himself having to let go of his toy cars - his most precious treasure. His grandmother finds a way to comfort him while her own peace of mind comes with great sacrifice.
"Essay on a Love Story" was conceived and produced in collaboration with Olive Tree for their 6th anniversary.
It's a tribute to story, without which the human experience is incomplete.
This video was made for Beirut Tout Court in 2009.
I had found a DV tape I shot in 2005 but had never seen since.The label said: "March 14th".
On that day 1 million Lebanese showed up at downtown Beirut to protest. But the footage turned out to be a portrait of a young generation that inherits the past and, inevitably, keeps repeating it.