I AM NOT LAKIT
I AM NOT LAKIT

I AM NOT LAKIT

Director Marie Surae

Production year 2022

Length 74min.

Country Lebanon/Romania

screenings

14 Jul 2022 12․30 Moscow Cinema, Red hall
14 Jul 2022 19.30 Moscow Cinema, Red hall

SYNOPSIS

According to an Islamic dictionary, a lakit is an illegitimate abandoned child. According to Lebanese law, he is absolutely disenfranchised. Saleh has no right to education or travel. He has no right to obtain a passport or any document. He has been in jail several times because he has no documents. The state punished Saleh just for being born.

CAST & CREW

Marie Surae
Marie Surae

Director

Producer(s)

Pierre Sarraf, Vlad Rădulescu

Script

Marie Surae

Director of Photography

Marius Panduru

Music by

Marius Leftarache

Sound

Chadi Roukoz

Edit

Marie Surae

Production company(ies)

Né à Beyrouth Films, Avanpost Media

Marie Surae

Marie Surae is a director, screenwriter and producer with over 16 years of experience in the film industry. In 2014, the short fiction film The Last One produced by Marie Surae was selected for the Official Competition of Short Films at the Cannes FF. Later it participated in 87 film festivals and received 9 awards. In 2017, Marie Surae directed a documentary mid-length film about Syrian refugees Fleeing the War. The film received a Special Award from the UNHCR. In 2021, she finished her debut feature The Anger (a co-production between Lebanon and Germany). In 2021, Marie Surae also directed two documentaries: I’m Not Lakit and 10 and Virginia.


Filmography

Muhamad (doc., 2017), Fleeing the War (doc., 2017), The Anger (2021), I’m Not Lakit (doc., 2022), 10 and Virginia (doc., 2022).