Saab's films remain largely unknown, making this session a great opportunity. It includes what is perhaps her great film, Beyrouth, ma ville, which opens when, under the Israeli occupation of Beirut, the filmmaker’s house is burnt down. “Jocelyne Saab is an immense artist whose only fault seems to be modesty. Her career as a creator is one of the profoundest and most exemplary, because it has its roots in historical violence, multiple forms of participation and resistance, awareness of gestures and of the images that have to be made to document it, think about it and move beyond it.” (Nicole Brenez).
Les Nouveaux croisés d’Orient (ou Portrait d’un mercenaire français), 1975, 16 mm, 10 min; Les Enfants de la guerre, 1976, 16 mm, 12 min; Beyrouth, ma ville, 1982, 16 mm, 36 min; Le Bateau de l’exil, 1982, video, 15 min.