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Son of the Sun

Son of the Sun

Tanya Traboulsi

Lebanon | 2021 | 24 min
English |
Subtitles: English
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This film is part of Joyce Joumaas Carte Blanche, co-presented with MOMENTA Biennale de l’image and with the support of the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

Son of the Sun est un film de poésie écrit par Ibrahim Nehme et réalisé par Tanya Traboulsi. Il retrace le parcours de guérison de Nehme après l’explosion du port de Beyrouth, alors qu’il est aux prises avec une grave blessure au pied et qu’il tente de trouver un sens à tout cela. Le film suit le lever et le coucher du soleil, en clin d’œil aux références solaires récurrentes dans le texte. Il a été filmé dans le décor monumental du port de Beyrouth, où plus de 2 000 tonnes de nitrate d’ammonium ont explosé le 4 août 2020.
Director Tanya Traboulsi
Author Ibrahim Nehme
Editing Tanya Traboulsi
Voice Ibrahim Nehme
Cinematography Tanya Traboulsi

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Tanya Traboulsi

Tanya Traboulsi

Tanya Traboulsi was born in Austria to an Austrian mother and a Lebanese father. Tanya spent her childhood traveling back and forth between the two countries. While in Austria, she completed high school and graduated from fashion school with a diploma in fashion design. Soon after, she developed a growing interest in photography, around which she now centers her practice.

Tanya’s work explores highly personal themes of belonging, identity and memory, as well as the sociological stigmas relating to female identity.

Her first monograph, entitled Lost Strange Things: On not finding home, was published by Triton in 2014. Her body of work documenting the Lebanese alternative music scene was assembled in the 2010 publication Untitled Tracks: On Alternative Music in Beirut.

Traboulsi’s work has been exhibited internationally in both solo and group exhibitions such as Lost Strange Things: On not finding home at Bildraum 01 in 2018, Beirut at Kunsthalle Wien in 2011 and Exposure 6 at Beirut Art Center in 2014. Her photographs are featured in several notable print and online publications like Brownbook, Colors Magazine, Phases Magazine, Monocle, The Wire and many others.

In 2013, she was awarded The Boghossian Foundation Prize for the series Seules.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

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