As part of the activities surrounding Lebanon, GIFF’s Spotlight Country for this edition, we invite you to participate in the editorial presentation of the book Lebanese in Mexican Cinema, by Dr. Carlos Martínez Assad, which will take place at 17:00 hrs at Mesón de San Antonio.
The continuation of the Lebanese diáspora in Mexico has been highlighted in several areas. Nevertheless, their contribution to Mexican cinema has not had the attention or documentation it deserves from specialists. This whole in our history of Mexican cinema is now corrected by the exhaustive investigation done by Martínez Assad, who exposes knowledge and findings in a pleasant form in this special edition volume.
Actors, directors, producers, screenwriters, músicians and technicians of Lebanese descent have contributed to the enlargement of our collective imaginary in front of and behind the camera. Lebanese immigrant and their descendants have collaborated to build our cinema and GIFF celebrates what they’ve brought to our cinema with a perfect opportunity in the beautiful capital of our state.