Cinema in Transport
Cinema in Transport (CiT) is a program that aims at establishing a cinema bridge in remembrance of the overland travel route between Beirut, Damascus, Amman, and Jerusalem. It’s a romantic attempt to evoke the bonds that connect peoples of the Levant and the Arab World through film screenings.
The project aims to bring about the communication and interdependence of the people of the region with the social bonds that have formed over hundreds of years. Damascus’ warmth is recalled by honoring it through this project, which will be built by three cities close to Damascus as a historical and social point. Damascus is known to be a city bustling with life and love; the gate of nostalgia and the image of Damascus living free of death, killing, and destruction. The door that makes us feel a duty towards fighting and reversing the destruction. The link comes to create humanitarian ties that impose a responsibility on the sons of Beirut, Amman, and the West Bank to deal with refugees and improve the social conditions of their homeland.
The second edition of CiT aims to be held in Beirut, Amman, and the Qalandiya checkpoint in the West Bank. Where simultaneous screenings of human rights films will be mounted to an audience composed of youth members, activists, journalists, and human rights professionals in addition to the general public.
A film package composed of productions from the Arab world as well as international releases that speak closely to the theme of the project will be constructed and subtitled to Arabic. This would give exposure to regional films and the teams behind them in addition to screening relevant films that tackle issues like identity, displacement, and the longing for home in an ever-changing environment.