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by Sarah Francis


Hiding behind the glass of his moving bubble, the narrator explores the streets of Beirut while his camera constantly searches for something, for someone. This glass van becomes a moving confession room, captures moments in people’s lives on its journey. Their confessions are true, blunt and intimate. Inside this see-through box, the sounds of the city dissolve, the mood is intimate and anonymous faces becomes familiar. People present themselves as individuals, isolated from the distracting elements around them.

international title: Birds of September
original title: Touyour Ayloul
country: Lebanon, Qatar
year: 2013
genre: documentary
directed by: Sarah Francis
film run: 90'
screenplay: Sarah Francis
producer: Joanna Saliba, Sarah Francis
backing: Screen Institute Beirut, AFAC, The Doha Film Institute
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