Art on a Green Line

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Merdad Hage

Montreal

Meantime in Beirut (2002)

Video. 29 min. Courtesy of the artist

In this video, Lamice, a Canadian psychiatrist, returns to Lebanon after twenty years in diaspora. She is trying to decide whether to fix or sell her family apartment, which was directly hit by a shell during the war. The matter is made more difficult since Lamice cannot find a contractor who will deal with the legacy of the war.

Lamice discovers that the landscape of Beirut has changed tremendously, and corruption rules the day. Yet, there are enough traces remaining to trigger repressed memories from her childhood.