In the Shadow of Beirut (with Brendan J. Byrne In Conversation) | Reel Lives
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In the Shadow of Beirut (with Brendan J. Byrne In Conversation) | Reel Lives

Nerve Centre, 7-8 Magazine Street, Derry

Admission: £6 + booking fee

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£6 + booking fee

Run Times & Intervals

1hr 32mins

Age Guidance

TBC

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This screening will be followed by a discussion between producer Brendan J. Byrne and local documentary producer John Peto.

From the makers of Gaza (Sundance 2019), In The Shadow of Beirut is a new cinematic odyssey that penetrates deep below the surface of Beirut — a still beautiful, yet deeply troubled city on the brink of financial collapse. The documentary weaves four compelling storylines together in a searing portrait of a people and a city struggling to survive amidst some of the most difficult living conditions imaginable. In this failing state, it is the vulnerable who suffer most.

Ireland’s Submission for 2024 Oscars®.

“It certainly has the emotional heft and political weight to register with receptive audiences. The dedication before the final credits could draw tears from a boulder.” Donald Clarke, Irish Times.

2023. Ireland/Germany/Lebanon/UK. Director: Garry Keane, Stephen Gerard Kelly. Producers: Brendan Byrne, Myriam Sassine, Alison Toomey, Christian Beetz. Cast: Abeed Family, Kujeyje Family, Daher Family, Aboodi Ziyani. Duration: 1hr 32mins. Certificate: TBC.

This screening will be followed by post screening discussion between producer of In the Shadow of Beirut, Brendan J. Byrne and local documentary producer John Peto about the film, his career to date and the role of documentary feature film in a rapidly evolving landscape for storytellers.

Brendan J. Byrne

Brendan J. Byrne, Producer/Director/Executive Producer, is an award winning filmmaker from Belfast who is renowned for creating documentaries that challenge perceptions, draw attention to the underdog and transport viewers to places rarely seen on screen. His credits include That They May Face The Rising Sun (2024 IFTA nominee) The Go Go's (Sundance 2020), Gaza (Sundance 2019) No Stone Unturned (NYFF, 2018) Maze and Bobby Sands: 66 Days.

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