Wednesday October 5th, 2011
Ahmad Ghossein’s film My Father is Still a Communist reconstructs the relationship between his parents Rashid Ghossein and Mariam Hamadeh from the audio letters they exchanged while separated by the Lebanese civil war. The film was first shown at the Sharjah Biennial earlier this year.
Ahmad Ghossein studied Theatre Arts at the Lebanese University in Beirut. He won the Best Director Prize at the Beirut International Film Festival (2004) for his short film Operation N… He has since directed several documentaries and video works including 210m (2007) produced by Ashkal Alwan, Faces Applauding Alone (2008), “what does not resemble me looks exactly like me” with Ghassan Salhab and Mohamad Soueid (2009), and An Arab Comes to Town (2008), a documentary filmed in Denmark produced by DR2. Ghossein is also a performer and one of the founders of Maqamat Dance Theatre.