The Dream. A Diary of the Film
In 1991 Mohamad Malas published his diary about the shooting of “The Dream” including those dreams which were not included into the documentary under the title "al-Manam. Mufakirat Filim" at Dar al-Adab in Beirut. In 2016 the English translation, "The Dream. A Diary of the Film", was released by the American University in Cairo Press.
A Diary of the Film Mohammad Malas
Introduced by Samirah Alkassim
A Syrian filmmaker's haunting record of his time in Lebanon's Palestinian refugee camps
In 1980, Syrian filmmaker Mohammad Malas traveled to Lebanon to film a documentary of interviews with Palestinians of the refugee camps around Beirut about their dreams. The Dream: A Diary of the Film is Malas’s haunting chronicle of his immersion in the life of the camps, including Shatila, Burj al-Barajneh, Nahr al-Bared, and Ein al-Helweh. It also describes the filmmaking process, from the research stage to the film’s unofficial release, in Shatila Camp, before it reached a global audience. continue at The American University in Cairo Press