Julia WAGNER (HEARTWAKE FILMS GMBH), Yara ABI NADER FEGHALI (Madame Le Tapis)
EMBODIED CHORUS is a creative documentary following Danielle, an HIV positive woman, and Mohamed, a gay man who lived with HPV, on their journey towards resilience. They open a conversation, narrate their own stories and those of other individuals, going beyond the shame related to a Sexually Transmitted Infection experience in Lebanon. Danielle and Mohamed open a dialogue, express their desire to communicate and expose their situations. Slowly, their respective images start to replace their words and the dialogue becomes cinematic through Danielle’s ‘filmed diary’ and Mohamed’s ‘poetical fiction’.
Partners & financing
2018 Nomination Robert Bosch Film Prize | Special Award: invitation to Dubai Film Market 2018 Beirut Cinema Platform | Award: Invitation to Rotterdam Lab, IFFR 2019 2018 Tripoli Film Festival Pitching Forum | Award: invitation to Cine Gouna Platform + Finishing award by The Postoffice Beirut 2018 IDFA Bertha Classic development Fund 2018 El Gouna Film Festival SpringBoard, Egypt | Award: Best project in development (jury: Marten Rabarts, Hania Mroueh, Sherif ElBendary) 2018 Invitation to IDFA Academy 2019 Lebanese Ministry of Culture, production funding