:A FEELING GREATER THAN LOVE / SHU’OUR AKBAR MIN EL HOB
Lebanon, 2017, 93 min
A Feeling Greater Than Love - Trailer from mary jirmanus saba on Vimeo.
A Feeling Greater Than Love returns to a forgotten moment in Lebanon where a social revolution might have been - when two worker uprisings were cut short by civil war. Interweaving scenes from Lebanon's militant cinema tradition, with present-day reality of Lebanese farmers and workers, and personal stories of the young women on the front lines of those strikes, the film asks of the past how we might transform the present.
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Mary Jirmanus Saba is a filmmaker and geographer. Her debut feature "A Feeling Greater Than Love" won the FIPRESCI prize at the 2017 Berlinale Forum. Jirmanus Saba's work explores labor and agrarian movements in the Middle East and Latin America, the militant cinema of both regions and its usefulness for the present. From 2006-2008, she produced the weekly community broadcast television program, ‘Via Comunidad’ with collective Vientos del Sur in Ibarra, Ecuador. She holds a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard College, and an M.A. in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley.
FIPRESCI Prize Winner - Berlinale Forum 2017. BAFICI 2017. Kerala IDShFF 2017. New Horizon FF 2017.
Souq el Gharb, Lebanon