Resulting from an extensive research in cinema and the visual arts, this inventive film-essay presents three groups of women in war-torn places, with their traditional knowledge and modes of intervening in the world: the Kurdish women’s autonomist movement; an exclusively female community in Syria; and refugees in a Lebanese cooperative. The filmmaker, born in the USA and based in Beirut, addresses these eco-feminist practices at work in their contemporary relationships between subject, nature, and territory. Its economy of formal procedures favors the pivotal role of political agendas, fueled by a fundamental question: what does it mean to belong? (C. I)
Marwa Arsanios was born in Washington DC, USA in 1978. She currently lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon. Marwa Arsanios is an artist, filmmaker and researcher who reconsiders politics of the mid-twentieth century from a contemporary perspective, with a particular focus on gender relations, urbanism and industrialisation. She approaches research collaboratively and seeks to work across disciplines.