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In this Land Lay Graves of Mine

Fall Grant 2012 - Production/Post-Production Stage

Reine Mitri / Feature Documentary / Lebanon, Qatar / 2013 / 90 min / Colour


In 2009, I sold my land in my village in South Lebanon to a Muslim, stirring a sectarian discourse around myself and laying bare the territorial war over the land’s identity, where today’s stories of demographic fear between Shiite and Sunni Muslims and Christians, are mixed with stories from the civil war, when people were killed according to their identity. In this film, I combine elements of my individual memory and my country’s history. And, in parallel with the geographical journey, I transform my apartment into an exhibition space with photos and maps on my walls, a video projection, an audio installation and readings from history books.


Reine Mitri
Reine Mitri
Michèle Tyan

About the Director

Reine Mitri is a writer, director and producer. The primary theme of her films is personal and collective memory. Always interweaving the intimate and the public, she delves into the reasons for personal and collective malaise. Over the past 15 years, she documented the changes in Beirut in particular and Lebanon in general, challenging the official endeavours to obliterate the country’s memory. Since 2001, she has made six films including ‘In This Land Lay Graves of Mine’ which documents forced displacements during the Lebanese civil war and the country’s present-day divisions.

Awards and Festival History


Dubai International Film Festival 2014, Arabian Nights (UAE)


  • Main Contact

    Reine Mitri

    Les films de l'absence
    +961 1285154

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