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Ali Hammoud / Feature Experimental or Essay / United States of America, Qatar / 65 min / Original Language: Arabic, English / Interests: Essay Documentary


It always started with a question about destination, and often times the answer had been indecisive. That’s the case for the non-immigrant Lebanese visual artist whose life has entered limbo following the rejection of his application for a work visa while still in the United States—sending him on a journey to explore existential questions about one’s place in this world, finding a place of belonging and whether art poses the power to express the uncertainty of our times.


Ali Hammoud
Ali Hammoud
Ali Hammoud
Production Company
Suburbia Films

About the Director

Ali Hammoud is a filmmaker and visual artist with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. His short documentary, 'About Those Who Have Gone', had its premiere at Dubai International Film Festival in 2009, and his feature documentary, 'Asphalt', had its world premiere at Visions Du Réel in 2016 and went on to play in other major festivals. He also served as executive producer and co-producer on a number of feature documentaries. After relocating to the US in 2019, he started Suburbia Films, a production house to produce short and feature films. He had his first artwork group show in 2021 and is currently preparing for his next essay film.


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    Ali Hammoud

    Suburbia Films LLC

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