A young filmmaker investigates the legend of 'Manivelle', an automaton gifted to Lebanon in 1945 that still haunts an abandoned mansion in Beirut. After being coaxed back into the limelight, the people who knew him come forward to speak out and the myth that 'Manivelle' has constructed around himself starts to unravel. In Competition Dubai International Film Festival 2017
The film is the filmmaker's journey in her own city in a glassed van. As she is observing Beirut from behind the glass of her moving bubble (almost like a voyeur), she is constantly looking for something, for someone. In Competition CPH:DOX 2013 (Copenhagen) / Best Film, International Competition at DMZ International Documentary Film Festival 2014 (South Korea) / First Work Award at Festival Mediterraneen de Tetouan 2014 (Morocco)
In the midst of the Syrian turmoil, the joint passion for arts and theater leads Rafat, the director of this film to encounter in a trip to North Syria a group of young hopeful friends who are using their new fragile freedom to create a creative space they call “Home”. Grand Prix du documentaire, 2016 Tetouan International Mediterranean Film, PRIX MARSEILLE ESPÉRANCE, FID Marseille
The story of six Syrian activists who risk their lives to capture the horrific daily realities of the conflict. Nominated for a Rory Peck Award.
Leaving war-torn Syria, one family crosses Europe to embark on another challenging trek: starting a new life in Germany.