The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Traces of Hope

Canada | 2019 | 51 min
Arabic, English | Subtitles in English
Cinematographer: Philippe Tremblay-Berberi
Director: Christine Doyon
Categories :
FIFA Competition


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World Premiere

Having fled Syria for Lebanon, a group of young refugees is invited to join in the creation of an animated short film. In this perceptive and moving documentary by Christine Doyon, we meet young people who, though they carry the burden of their past and the weight of war, nonetheless overflow with dreams and desires. Through the creative process, they explore the freedom and salvation of art. A global premier, this is a film steeped in hope, art and beauty.


Christine Doyon

Christine Doyon is a director, editor and scriptwriter from Montreal, Quebec, who is inspired by touching human stories of resilience and strength, inspiration which transcends both her documentary and fiction work. She holds a bachelor's degree in Art History and a bachelor's degree in Cinema from UQAM. Her first feature documentary Au Revoir ma Lou was selected at the 2012 edition of the Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois. In 2014, she directed her second feature documentary Bienvenue chez Nous, which premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival and explores the life of a small Acadian village in New Brunswick, Canada. Traces of Hope is Christine's third documentary , shot in Lebanon, as well and she is currently putting the finishing touches as the editor of the documentary Nav Bathia, The Superfan, which is set to be released in 2019.

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