Turtles Are Always Home 15+, unless accompanied by an adult
I left Lebanon in 2006. For the past 10 years I lived in 7 countries, 10 cities, and 21 homes. I slept in 21 beds, cooked in 21 kitchens, cleaned 21 bathrooms, wrote on 21 desks and locked 21 doors behind me. I packed all of my life into two suitcases and a backpack. The rest stayed behind. Somebody somewhere uses my bed, somebody somewhere has my shoes, somebody somewhere maybe remembers me in those fragmented traces of mine. I was there. But now I am here. In Qatar. In a fake Venice with colorful houses.
Director Rawane Nassif | Producer Rawane Nassif | Cinematographer Rawane Nassif | SOUND Rawane Nassif, Victore Bresse
Born in Beirut in 1983, Rawane Nassif is a Lebanese/Canadian filmmaker and anthropologist. She has a BFA in Filmmaking from the Université Saint Joseph in Lebanon and an MA in Cultural
Anthropology from the University of Alberta.
Her work addresses space, tradition, identity, displacement and memory. She has directed several documentaries and written a book on the politics of memory in Lebanon, worked with immigrants
in Canada, conducted visual research on nomadic traditions in Kyrgyzstan, taught anthropology in Tajikistan, and written children’s books based on the oral histories of Honduras. She currently works for the Doha Film Institute as a film researcher with the National Museum of Qatar.