Ghassan Halwani
(Lebanon)

Ghassan Halwani lives and works in Beirut. After a short film Jibraltar (2005), and due to the 2006 Israeli atrocious war on Lebanon he gave up the artist career and retired to do an illustration/animation artisan job to sustain his economies.He got involved in collaborations with Lebanese and Arab filmmakers, playwrights, contemporary artists, publishers, musicians, and sustained his political engagements.
Among his collaborations: a long contribution with playwright and artist Rabih Mroué, Takhabot a music video with Musician Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, a short animation for the feature documentary Lebanese Rocket Society by Joanna Hadgithomas and Khalil Joreige, Lucena: Obedience Training with Zoukak Theatre company, a short animation for the feature film 1982 by Oualid Mouaness.
In 2012, he judged inevitable not to work on a renewed political discourse on the matter of the disappeared and mass-graves in Lebanon that was completed in 2018 with the film Erased, Ascent of the Invisible.
Additionally, he is contributing to the creation of a national archive dedicated to the enforced disappearances in Lebanon.

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