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15-23 MARCH 2016


Director: Bassem Breche

Country: Lebanon

Running time: 16 minutes

Based on actual events, Free Range is the story of a cow that crosses the border from Israel to Lebanon and meets 16-year-old Malakeh and her family. In the style of a Lebanese spaghetti Western, the film explores borders and power between people, religions, cows and UN interventions.

Director Biography

In 2013 Bass won the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung on his new short film Free Range and he also directed a Libyan-Lebanese short film Ziu.

Currently Bass is based in Beirut and he’s working on his feature film 'Mate'.

Bass is a lecturer at Alba University in Beirut and has a Master’s Degree in Filmmaking from Canterbury Christ Church University College in the UK.

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Screening with Middle Eastern Shorts

Bahrain: Al Riwaq @ Views Bahrain| 18 March | 7:30 PM

Qatar: Katara Art Center | 19 March | 7 PM

Kuwait: CAP | 23 March | 7 PM