Green Years

Rhythm of Forgetting

Ginou Choueiri
2020 • Lebanon, United Kingdom • 25’
Internacional Premiere

In 1986 the film-maker escaped the ongoing civil war with her family, leaving her life in Lebanon behind. She revisits this troubled time through a personal archive of ‘audio cassette letters’ exchanged between her and her friends back home. These tapes—filled with personal anecdotes and favourite pop songs—offer an intimate insight into the everyday lives of teenagers affected by war. By juxtaposing scenes from present-day Lebanon with fragmented testimonies and dream-like sequences, the film journeys into the collective memories of a traumatic past that still haunts the present.

Green Years