Susan Youssef & Man Kit Lam
Susan Youssef is best known for her narrative feature film Habibi which Man Kit Lam produced and edited. Habibi was the winner of Best Film, Best Edit and FIPRESCI prizes at the Dubai International Film Festival. The ikono On Air Festival is showing Susan Youssef & Man Kit Lam's Source . This film was made in response to an invitation from Olafur Eliasson to create a short film about light, life, energy, and his Little Sun lamp.
BioSusan Youssef Before working as a filmmaker, Susan Youssef was a schoolteacher and journalist in Beirut, Lebanon. Her videos have been screened at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, and Oberhausen Short Film Festival. Habibi, a fiction feature set in Gaza, was shown at the Venice, Toronto, and Busan international film festivals, and won more awards at the Dubai International Film Festival than any single film in the past: Best Film, Best Edit, Best Actress, and the FIPRESCI prize. Her next feature, Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf (in development), will be presented in Emerging Visions at the Lincoln Center. An extension of her short film of the same name, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf is about a teenager in Arkansas who comes of age into the hijab and onto a motorcycle. Man Kit Lam Man Kit Lam is first-generation Dutch and his family comes from Hong Kong. He is a designer and filmmaker. Lam won a European Design Award for his work on Humanity House (Museum of the Dutch Red Cross). He recently directed a film promoting the Dutch-Russian Federation 2013. Lam produced and edited the narrative feature Habibi, winner of Best Film, Best Edit, and FIPRESCI prizes at the Dubai International Film Festival. Man Kit Lam likes fish.
Links - Susan Youssef on Twitter - Filmlinc: Interview with Susan Youssef, “Habibi” - Habibi - Movie Homepage: www.habibithefilm.com - Homepage of Man Kit Lam: www.mankitlam.nl
VideosHabibi - Official Trailer Interview with Susan Youssef From the Henderson State University CultureM meets a director Susan Yousef
Curators' SpecialPart of the curatorial selection of Olafur Eliasson