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Spring Grant 2015 - Production Stage

Oualid Mouaness / Feature Narrative / Lebanon, United States of America, Norway, Qatar / 2019 / 100 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic, English / Interests: Drama


A DFI Inclusive Screening

Working in partnership with the Translation and Interpreting Institute of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hamad Bin Khalifa University—Ajyal Film Festival is delighted to bring our popular inclusive experience back to the silver screen this year with a DFI supported film, Oualid Mouaness’ critically acclaimed ‘1982’.

Visually impaired audiences will be able to view the film through sound alone, with audio description of those visual elements that cannot be understood through voice, music or sound effects. While our viewers who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have difficulty understanding speech will benefit from enriched subtitles in Arabic and English, as well as sign-language interpretation. By adapting the film to the needs of audiences with different abilities, we hope to make cinema universally accessible.


As the academic year draws to a close in the mountains of Lebanon, eleven-year-old Wissam struggles to pluck up the courage to reveal his true feelings to classmate Joanna. But before he can, and with his school in the midst of their final exams, the air invasions on Beirut begin, and the pupils are to be sent home. However, the imminent danger only makes Wissam even more resolute, as it becomes clear that no one knows what tomorrow will bring.


Oualid Mouaness
Oualid Mouaness
Georges Schoucair, Oualid Mouaness, Alix Madigan, Myriam Sassine, Christopher Tricarico
Executive Producer
Rodney Adler, Jessie Creel, Anderson Hinsch, Candice Abela-Mikati, Fouad Mikati, Jorge Takla, Christopher Alender, David A. Smith
Production Company
Abbout Productions, Tricycle Logic Mad Dog Films, Barentsfilm, Boo Pictures, Soapbox Films
Production Company
Tricycle Logic

About the Director

Oualid Mouaness is a Liberian-born producer, writer, and director who grew up in Lebanon. His work traverses narrative and documentary features, music films, music videos and commercials. He looks for material that pushes art and tackles social and human issues. His first feature film as director, '1982', premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019 where it won the NETPAC Award and won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at El-Gouna Film Festival in Egypt. The film was selected to represent Lebanon for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards 2020.

Awards and Festival History


El Gouna International Film Festival 2019
TIFF 2019


  • Main Contact

    Myriam Sassine

    Abbout Productions

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