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Lot's Wife

Fall Grant 2011

Sabine El Chamaa / Short Experimental or Essay / Lebanon, Qatar / 2020 / 12 min / Colour and B&W / Interests: Cinepoetry


Was it disobedience, the love of her home, or curiosity that made Lot’s wife—the woman with no name—look back at her burning city and turn into a pillar of salt? Maybe none of these. A poetic reimagining of the biblical tale loosely based on two poems by Anna Akhmatova (1899-1966) and Wisława Szymborska (1923-2012) with guest performer Marie-Gabrielle Rotie.


Sabine El Chamaa
Sabine El Chamaa
Sabine El Chamaa

About the Director

Sabine El Chamaa is a Lebanese filmmaker. She holds an MFA from the University of Southern California's Film School Cinematic Arts, and a PhD by practice from Goldsmiths University of London. Amongst her fiction projects are the short fiction 'How Beautiful is the Sea', the animation 'Black on White', the documentary 'Passages from a Winter in Bosnia', the partially-animated short fiction film 'Promenade'—recipient of a Berlin Today Award production grant, which premiered at the 59th Berlin film festival in 2009—and the short fiction 'un Mardi', recipient of a production grant from the CNC and winner of The Golden Bayard for Best Short Film in the 26th Namur International Francophone Film Festival and Best Short Film prize at the 10th Dubai International Film festival. Sabine's interests are currently centred on the exploration of the interdisciplinarity between photography, film, and performance.


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    Sabine El Chamaa

    Saba Films
    +961 348 304 0

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