Status/الوضع (Film)

Syrian filmmaker Talal Derki speaks about his award-winning film, Of Fathers of Sons, which won the prize this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was also nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 91st Academy Awards.

Direct download: of_fathers_of_sons_final.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

[Courtesy of Voices of Middle East and North Africa, VOMENA]

VOMENA host Malihe Razazan speaks with award-winning Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki about her latest film, Capernaum (@capharnaumfilm). Capernaum won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018 and is nominated for the 2019 Academy Awards, in the foreign language film category.

Direct download: Capernaum.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 12:00am EST

A young filmmaker investigates the legend of 'Manivelle', an automaton gifted to Lebanon in 1945 that still haunts an abandoned mansion in Beirut. After being coaxed back into the limelight, the people who knew him come forward to speak out and the myth that 'Manivelle' has constructed around himself starts to unravel.

This is the synopsis of "The Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow" (آخر أيّام رجل الغَد). Status Host Paola Messina sat down with Fadi Baki in his home in Beirut to talk about the making of the film, its protagonist (Manivelle), and the many meanings his story may present to audiences in Lebanon and around the world.

March 19th, 2018 | English
Interviewed by Paola C. Messina

Direct download: FadiBaki_Clean_Master.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Naji Abu Nowar

Interviewed by Malihe Razazan

Direct download: Naji_Abu_Nowar.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 5:26pm EST