The Disaster Cannot Be Contained كان يمكن أن لا أكون

  • 26'
  • Netherlands
  • 2022

Disaster struck Beirut in 2020: the city was damaged by the biggest non-nuclear explosion in history, resulting in hundreds of victims. Filmmaker Diana Al-Halabi has a love of ports and has worked in the port of Beirut in the past. She draws a poetic parallel between the harbour of Rotterdam, where she was when she heard about the explosion, and that of Beirut. The blast hit Beirut at its core, but the stories reach much further.

 

Christiaan Boesenach

  • 26'
  • Netherlands
  • 2022
Director
Diana Al-Halabi
Premiere
International premiere
Countries of production
Netherlands, Lebanon
Year
2022
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
26'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Arabic, English
Producer
Diana Al-Halabi
Sales
Diana Al-Halabi
Cinematography
Diana Al-Halabi
Editor
Diana Al-Halabi
Sound Design
Dylan Greene
Music
Amal Kaawash, Farah Kaddour, George El Chiekh

Tickets

Q&As are subject to change and may be cancelled at the last minute
  • In Person
    Friday 27 January 2023
    • Empowerment (main programme)
    • The Disaster Cannot Be Contained كان يمكن أن لا أكون (part of the programme)
    LantarenVenster 5
    With Q&A+EN subtitles
  • In Person
    Friday 27 January 2023
    • Empowerment (main programme)
    • The Disaster Cannot Be Contained كان يمكن أن لا أكون (part of the programme)
    LantarenVenster 3
    With Q&A+EN subtitles
Director
Diana Al-Halabi
Premiere
International premiere
Countries of production
Netherlands, Lebanon
Year
2022
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
26'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Arabic, English
Producer
Diana Al-Halabi
Sales
Diana Al-Halabi
Cinematography
Diana Al-Halabi
Editor
Diana Al-Halabi
Sound Design
Dylan Greene
Music
Amal Kaawash, Farah Kaddour, George El Chiekh

Programme IFFR 2023

RTM

IFFR puts the spotlight firmly on films and makers from our city on the River Maas. The selection was made by this year's RTM curators: Cheryl Ashruf, Noemi Biro and Nizar el Manouzi. Discover a programme chock-full of short and longer films, documentaries, talks, music and performances. RTM revolves around talented artists and stories from 010 with an impact far beyond, revealing the riches of Rotterdam in all its glory.

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