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Samaan Bildayaa (The One Man Village)

Dubai Film Connection

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. 'Samaan Bildayaa' is the winner of 2008 Dubai Film Connection.

2008 / 86 mins

Genre: Non-fiction


Simon El Habre


Irit Neidhardt
(MEC Film)
Jad Abi Khalil
(Beirut DC)
Simon El Habre
(Beirut DC)


Semaan El Habre


Simon El Habre


Bassem Fayad
Marc Karam


Simon El Habre

Sales Agent

MEC Film
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