Simon El Habre's film "Semaan Bil Dayaa" (The One Man Village, Lebanon, 2008), which was part of the official selection of DOX BOX 09, received the best international documentary feature award at the prestigious Canadian documentary film festival HOT DOCS.
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The Team of DOX BOX is proud that a wonderful Lebanese documentary film, Simone El Habre's 'The One Man Village' is part of Berlinale's Forum this year.
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THE ONE MAN VILLAGE (Semaan Bil Day’ia)
A Documentary Film by Simon El Habre
A wonderful work, in any aspect.radioeins, Knut Elstermann Simon El Habre certainly emerges as a talent to watch. Screen Daily, Fionnuala Halligan Thrilling, painful, mature and very well done. Al-Akhbar, Pierre Abi Saab A film that goes under the skin. Al-Mustaqbal, Reema Mismar
A moving, poignant story, 'One Man Village' is Lebanese director Simon El Habre's documentary on the life of his elderly uncle, farmer Semaan El Habre. As the only remaining inhabitant of Ain El Hazaroun, a small village outside Beirut, Semaan stubbornly remains, while other villagers, who fled the besieged village during the 15-year civil war, have failed to return. As well as recounting the remarkable hardships and isolation faced by his uncle, El Habre's moving and brilliantly shot film highlights the impact the country's bitter in-fighting has had on countless similar villages and towns, which were left deserted and ruined. Simon El Habre, Lebanon 2008, 86 min, Documentary, Arabic with English subtitles, HDCAM