So We Live

A family in a living room, shot in one take. The blackout curtains are drawn. Everyone tries to keep calm and go about their usual business while outside, bombs are falling. But everyone’s nerves are on edge. Everyday life in a permanent state of emergency.
by Rand Abou Fakher
with Amina Alhaj, Abd Alhameid Alobeid, Rahaf Alobeid, Lona Alobeid
Belgium 2020 Arabic 16’ Colour, 2K DCP World premiere


  • Amina Alhaj (Mother)
  • Abd Alhameid Alobeid (Father)
  • Rahaf Alobeid (Rahaf)
  • Lona Alobeid (Lona)


Written and Directed byRand Abou Fakher
CinematographyHans Bruch Jr.
EditingRand Abou Fakher
Sound DesignEnzo Tibi
Art DirectorRand Abou Fakher
ProducerHans Bruch Jr.
Co-ProducerMarc Goyens
Co-ProductionQuetzalcoatl, Meeuwen-Gruitrode, Belgien

Produced by

Hilife Cinematography

Rand Abou Fakher

Born in Syria in 1995, she has lived in Brussels since 2015. In Syria, she studied as a flautist at the Conservatory but she went on to discover Brussels through the lens of her camera. Her first short film Braided Love was mentored by the Hungarian film director Béla Tarr and premiered at the 2018 Sarajevo Film Festival. Keen to explore different artistic disciplines, she is currently performing in the theatre piece “Bruegel” by Lisaboa Houbrechts.

Filmography (short films)

2018 Braided Love 2020 So We Live

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020