The short movie comes from the besieged Eastern Ghouta and came to life with the participation of the people of Douma. For this video, to see the light means that all the barriers of injustice, siege, bombardment and airstrikes cannot prevent this song from reaching its people and leave its mark.
“Meen?” (Who?) is the question that Douma’s families ask again to themselves, to us, and to the world, on the beat of Bu Nasser’s song, sending greetings from Douma to Bekaa and from there to Beirut and Lebanon.
“Meen?” (Who?) every time you ask this question you get a step closer to the truth.
About the director
Saeed Al Batal is an activist and photographer from East Ghouta, living now in Beirut. Saeed al-Batal’s work explores the feeling of never knowing when – or if – you will return.
Genre: Short movie / Original Version: Arabic with English subtitles / Duration: 4.3 minutes Editing & Sound: Saeed el Batal & Raya Yamisha / Sound Editing & Design: Monma & Bo Nasser Al Touffar / Art Direction: Saeed el Batal / Production: Bidayyat for Audiovisual Arts / Translation to English: Nadine Elali