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PANOPTIC is a letter from Rana Eid to her father in an attempt to grieve her parent’s death. As she recalls the time spent huddled in bomb shelters during the Lebanese civil war, she attempts to reconcile with her country’s turbulent past. PANOPTIC delves into Beirut’s underground to explore Lebanon’s paradoxes. The nation thrives for modernity but ignores the vices that obstruct achieving its desired modernity. As the Lebanese choose to turn a blind eye to the country’s flaws and history, Eid explores iconic monuments and secret hidings through sound and image.

Festival History:
- 2017 Festival del film Locarno (Signs of Life section)

2017 / 69 mins

Genre: Creative Documentary


Rana Eid


Myriam Sassine
(Abbout Productions)


Rania Stephan


Talal Khoury


Rana Eid
Rania Stephan

Production Company

Abbout Productions
DB Studios
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