Initiative to Build a Comprehensive Memory: Film Production
In 2008, Adyan produced the documentary ‘From War to Reconciliation’ (Min Al-Harb Ila Al-Mosalaha), presenting testimonies of former combatants (e.g. Asaad Chaftari and Mohyeddine Shahab). It portrays combatants’ experiences with their respective communities and their religious and sectarian discourse. In 2011, Adyan produced a second documentary ‘Against the Current’ (A’ks Al-Sayr,) to address remembrance of a conflict-ridden recent history of Lebanon. The focus of the documentary was on “Selective and Segmented Memories” and tried to work on narrowing the gaps in communal memory by shedding the light on the curtailment of selective memories.