Those Who Remain

  |  Book Tickets: 12/07/2018
  |  95 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Those Who Remain Film Poster


The BBC Arabic Festival returns to LAAF with a screening of the feature length documentary Those Who Remain from distinguished director Eliane Raheb. Al Shambouk is one of the highest mountainous areas in Lebanon. Located in the Akkar heights, it is only a few kilometres away from Syria. It is the homeland of Haykal, a 60-year-old Christian farmer. In this spot, where borders intersect, along with different religious factions and social classes, Haykal decided to settle down and build a farm and a restaurant. Haykal deals with neighbouring quarries and the agricultural stagnation, in addition to the repercussions of the Syrian crisis on the political and economic situation. Despite these adversities, Haykal feels he must remain in his land now more than ever, building his new home and defending his coexistence in Lebanon.