Diaries of a Flying Dog
يوميات كلب طائر
Diaries of a Flying Dog (Yawmiat Kalb Ta'r)
A man and his tiny dog have something in common: obsessive compulsive anxiety disorder. Throughout their quest to heal, they dissect into pieces their surrounding - in its upbringing, fears, and constant inner conflict. A memory is recalled; a memory filled with fear, violence, war, love and a past almost depicting itself again in the present and in the future. The setting is a family’s house. A father, a mother, sons, daughters, and grandchildren living on a versant in Lebanon. The time is when beauty faded and ugliness and expiation prevailed. The man is the director, the dog is the mirror and the film is the instrument.
documentary, Lebanon/UAE, 2014, colour, digital, 75 min, Arabic with English subtitles
Director, Scriptwriter Bassem Fayad | Producer Jad Abi-Khalil | Cinematographer Bassem Fayad | Editors Carine Doumit, Jad Abi-Khalil | Sound, Sound-Design Victor Bress