Post Scripts- Successful Screening and Q&A with Philippe Aractingi


Department of Communication Arts

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 On Thursday, March 12th, the Department of Communication Arts was proud to present the “Making-of Heritages”, a soon-to-be released autobiographic film by renowned Lebanese filmmaker Philippe Aractingi, who was present at the screening and gave a Q&A afterwards.

In attendance were LAU students, faculty and staff who participated in a lively discussion following the screening, asking questions on the nature of autobiographical filmmaking, the challenges of retelling history in film, and how to deal with war and its impact on Lebanese society.

LAU alumni Chirine Sinno, Nadim Chartouni, Carmen Bsaibes and Reem Chehab participated in the production of Heritages in various roles including color grading, special effects, and production coordination.

Mr. Aractingi shared memories of attending LAU as a young scholar and how he established his career as an award-winning director whose filmography includes such critically acclaimed films as Bosta and Under the Bombs (Venice Festival, The Sundance Festival, and the Dubai Festival).

Among the audience was filmmaker Mahmoud Hojeij, a graduate of the Communication Arts Department, who also shared his experience. Overall, the evening was filled with spirited debate and inspired discussions on filmmaking in Lebanon—past, present, and future.