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SAMT(silence) Trailer

Written and Directed by Chadi Aoun
"Silence is the only sound in the city of Ghabra. Any form of expression is met by death.
SAMT is the introduction to a dysfunctional society that is about to implode."

SAMT is an animated short that raises the timely question of freedoms in the Arab world, and the repression thereof. It mainly deals with the topic of freedom of expression through movement. Whether it is the freedom of speech and ideas, or the freedom of being different and choosing a diverse path to the established status quo – SAMT touches on the wider reality of a rising Arab youth who have inherited decayed political, social, and economic systems, and who have found a way to express their voices through the recent uprisings that are still shaking the region in the hope of a better future.

Duration 15' min – color – 2016

Animation: Chadi Aoun

Production: Yelostudio – Afac

Sound Design: Tuneforks – Fadi Tabbal

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UNICEF – SOPs Standard Operating Procedures

Strengthening the Child Protection System in Lebanon was one of UNICEF Lebanon priority.
Since the dramatic research results in 2012, the team worked hard to create SOPs. A big progress.
What are the SOPs? The video gives an idea.

 

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Things I'm Not – Beirut Dance Company (teaser)

Here is a teaser for the newest work from the Beirut Dance company. A new Pas de deux choreographed by Nada Kano and interpreted by Cindy Germany and Chadi Aoun.

What to say about it… I love it.

This Show will be held  in Madina Theatre for 6 nights only, on February 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 20:30.

(2016 of course)

Thank you Kassim Dabaji for the nice footage.

 

 

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BORDERLINE – teaser

Before touring in Paris, The Beirut Dance Company will be performing Borderline in Lebanon, a creation by Nada Kano which draws on the vices, which consume human nature and compel him to his doom.
Interpreted by 5 dancers, this single bill will be held in Lebanon, Madina Theatre for 4 nights only, on November 26, 27, 28 and 29 2015 at 20:30 before performing in Paris in December, 2015.

Performed by | Chadi Aoun, Paddy Eid, Cindy Germany, Maya Nasr & Yara Nassar

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Some doodles

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I forget to post stuff like that.. sketches,doodles, illustrations… I will try to do it more often.

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British Council – Accessing Education Documentary

Documentary directed and edited by Yasmine Sarout.

One bit of a series of documentaries about education in Lebanon, with the British Council, others with the French Consulate and teach for Lebanon.

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Palme D'or for Waves '98

Never enough excitement around this beautiful animation short directed by Ely Dagher. A more or less 2 years production project, from start to beautiful finishing, has swiped the Palme d'Or at Cannes on this Sunday 24th of May 2015. Immensely happy for Ely and for Animation in Lebanon, and so proud to have helped bringing some scenes to life.

Yalla; for when is the next project?!

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Jamalouki Mag Ad

A short Animation we did for Jamalouki Magazine that goes online.
For once I show some of the sketches/animation rough.
A thing I do not do often; although I should…

 

 

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BORDERLINE – Beirut Dance Company (preview)

“Of flesh, soul, bodies and emotion, beings gravitate on the stage of a human odyssey. An oh so human condition, condemned to dream of skies that are further and further away. Splendors and miseries of beings struggling with their demons, because down here, in this babel of bodies, the tower of sins seems well and truly erected.”

BORDERLINE (Beirut Dance Company)
Choreography: Nada Kano
Dancers: Joanna Aoun – Cindy Germany – Maya Nasr – Kim Baraka – Chadi Aoun

Thank you for Christina Farah (Producer) – Denise Khalife (Stage Design) – Patrick Farah (Costumes) – Hagop Derghougassian (Stage Lighting) – Karim Ghorayeb & Nicolas Cardahi (DOP) and all that helped even with moral support.

A video signed Yelostudio.

 

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Alice au Pays des Merveilles – Beirut Dance Project

Come join us this December in "Alice au pays des Merveilles" the new classical dance show performed by the Beirut Dance Project and choreographed by Nada Kano.
28 not to miss classical trained dancers will perform for 8 days in Monnot theater from the 19th till the 29th of December.

Launched for the first time in 2009 in Lebanon by Nada kano, the Beirut Dance Project starts as an initiative that allows dancers who cannot afford the fees to benefit from scholarships at the Beirut Dance Studio. The project has two major goals. The first one is to grant access to the arts world to children who are living in difficult social and financial contexts. This channel would offer marginalized children an alternative way of overcoming their daily problems through the psychological and physical benefits linked to dance practice such as self-confidence, discipline, mental strength as well as providing them with a mean to express themselves. The second main goal is to spot talents and offer young people a chance to achieve their dream of becoming dancers; thus creating a group of professional Lebanese dancers and therefore empowering the dance sector in Lebanon.

To date more than 190 children from deprived areas in Beirut benefited from the project. The selected children follow currently the pre-professional dance training. They are offered daily dance classes, transportation to and from the Beirut Dance Studio, and dance outfits; they also benefit from framework activities such as workshops and dance performances.

70% of the BDP participants are scholarship holder, the 30% remaining are students from the amateurs section at the Beirut Dance Studio who switched to the pre-professional one to train daily with the rest of the participants.

This December, they are performing “Alice au pays des merveilles” with the support of some of the Beirut Dance Company professional dancers.

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