Standing Men

FRANCE, LEBANON / 2015 / 55 min
Maya Abdul-Malak


At a shop on a Paris street corner, Arabic-speaking men are often overheard engaging in friendly conversation. The sentiments shared in this gathering place for immigrant men resonate with letters the director’s father wrote to his family in Lebanon years ago, and the nostalgia they bring makes it feel as though time has stopped.

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