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Meanwhile in Beirut ━━━ (2020)

DIRECTOR
Felipe Monroy

GENRE
Documentary

RUNTIME
50 Minutes

COUNTRY
Switzerland, Lebanon

LANGUAGE
English, Arabic

SUBTITLES
NA

SYNOPSIS

*In the presence of the director and cast

Léa is a 30-year-old transsexual who lives in the Hamra quarter of Beirut. Transsexuality is forbidden by law in Lebanon and the transsexual community is subject to constant threat. Thus Léa is relegated to the night’s obscurity, to her work as an escort girl, and to the confines of her apartment at the Hotel Stars. A prisoner in her concrete cage, Léa refuses to be broken by the difficulty of her situation and dreams of living like others, like everyone, like those who have the “right to live”. Thus, she creates a way of taking ownership of her own life.

WITH
Lea Smith
Godzila
Nancy
kuhla
Jihad Arnout
Ahmad Na3na3i
Badr Gyyhad

EDITOR
Gabriel Gonzalez

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Felipe Monroy
Thomas Ammann

SOUND
Felipe Monroy