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Organized by the Heinrich Boell Stiftung (the cultural organisation of the German Green Party) with the Swiss Embassy, this festival screens documentaries about human rights and migration, often with post-projection conversation with the filmmakers and roundtable discussions on related themes.Based in Halwani's practice as an urban artist, "Erased" offers a dispassionate overview of the culture surrounding those who went missing during Lebanon's 1975-90 Civil War.The second day of projections commences with "an exclusive sneak preview" of Lina Sinjab's doc "Madness in Aleppo".Taking up the culture of bald-faced lies that autocrats use to hold political power, Hans Pool's 2018 "Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World" profiles the "citizen investigative journalist" organization (Bellingcat) and touts the promise of open-source investigative journalism in this age of "alternative fact".The festival returns to Lebanon's Civil War with a projection of "Tadmor," by UMAM Documentation and Research founders Monika Borgman and Lokman Slim. The 2016 doc focuses on a group of former Lebanese detainees of the prison that ranks high among the Assad regime's archipelago of dire facilities. Several titles examine the Syrian conflict.
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