This award was generously supported by The Rockefeller Foundation. _
Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia have been working together for over ten years, writing and directing one feature film and ten shorts. Working mostly with non-professional actors and no crew, the pair film in different cities, exploring how the places people inhabit affect their lives. Their feature debut, OK, Enough, Goodbye (2010), follows the attempts of a middle-aged man to adjust to life without his mother, who moves to Beirut. The film depicts daily life in Tripoli devoid of the clichés of war and violence recounted in the media. The film won them an award for Best New Director from the Arab World at the Abu Dhabi Film Fest.
Portrait photo courtesy Javier Farina.
Recommended by Enrique, 2012; photo credit Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia