Rouba’s Manifesto

It’s easy to feel dismayed and disheartened by the countless crises happening all over the world, but all of us hold the power to make a change. These are the words of Dr. Rouba Mhaissen.

Our cast and crew brought something incredibly special to this project, as many are refugees themselves, living within the camps in the Bekaa Valley. Their hard work and dedication on set made this film, and our experience in Lebanon feel even more important. 

We are extremely grateful to them, and to our entire team for making this film possible.

A project commissioned by Vital Voices:

Director: Michael Marantz -
DP: Tim Sessler -
Producer: Zach MacDonald
Assistant Director: Omar AlAbass
Production Fixer: Marwa Babkas
Production Support, Beirut: Rolly Dib, OliveTree Productions
1st AC: Josef Kfoury
2nd AC: Ghattas Amatouri
Gaffer: Dany Challita
Best Boy: Joseph Chahine
G & E Support: Platform Studios
HMU: Negin Nejjaradine
Prop / Set Design: Oum Fawzi 
Driver: Abu Fawzi
Picture Car: Abu Feras
PA's: Mahmoud Hammoud, Abdel Hady
Production Company: Already Alive 

Girl: Asmaa Bakov
Male: Firas Al Kwider
Teacher: Taleb Albazazi
Mother with baby: Sabrien Madleg
Boy: Adnan Al Adlan
Adult: Amal Albazaz
Adult: Ahmed Albazazi
Doctor: Salama Alazawi
Woman: Nahla Salloum

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