The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni (Ikhtifa’aat Soad Hosni el-Thalaathat), 2011

Rania Stephan
The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni (Ikhtifa’aat Soad Hosni el-Thalaathat), 2011
Digital video, colour
70 minutes
Lebanon/UAE
Film still
Co-produced by AFAC
Post Office and Forward Productions with the support from the CNC
FIDLAB and the Serpentine Gallery, London
Co-Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Courtesy of the Artist

Biography

Born in Beirut, Rania Stephan received degrees in cinema studies from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and University of Paris 8. She has directed short films, videos and creative documentaries. Anchored in the turbulent reality of her home country, her documentaries offer a personal perspective on political events. She intertwines poetics and raw images, where chance encounters are captured with compassion and humour, and she uses archival material as a source of inquiry. In 2011, her first feature film, The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni, received the Artist’s Prize at Sharjah Biennial 10, Renaud Victor Prize at FIDMarseille International Film Festival and Best Filmmaker Award at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival.

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