The Cinema Project
|Director||Siska a.k.a Elie Habib|
|Assistant Director||Franziska Pierwoss|
|Executive Producer||Siska a.k.a Elie Habib|
Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH
Siska graduated from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts in Beirut with a master’s degree in cinema studies and film directing. He has been living in Berlin since 2009. His practice is often centered on archiveology examining sociopolitical narratives in relation to personal and collective pasts. Siska’s work often questions the ruination of Arab cultural heritage. His use of film language and codes of cinematography as strategic mediations to activate an archive allows him to experiment with new forms of storytelling and his own biography. Siska’s work has been exhibited internationally, including Gropius Bau, Berlin, Centquartre-Paris, Beirut Exhibition Center, Mosaic Rooms, London. Siska’s Bayna Hayakel Studio Baalbeck (2017) was part of Forum Expanded 2018.
2009 Trio a study on horses in the city; 15 min. 2011 E.D.L (Eléctricité Du Liban); 21 min. 2012 Visit to the white house; 3 min. 2013 Golden Rush; 40 min. 2014 A tragic tale of fire, water, and radon; 3 min. 2015 Die Gespenterei 2; 6 min. 2017 Bayna Hayakel Studio Baalbeck; 48 min., Forum Expanded 2018 2019 Latent Border(s); 18 min. 2020 Independance Day A Work in Progress; 7 min. 2021 Das Kino Projekt
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022