Documentary | Lebanon | 2011 | 70 min.
The complexities of personal memory, silence and Lebanon are drawn out by way of Rami Nihawi’s affecting film, Yamo. Situated beside recollections of the filmmaker's mother, Nawal, the boundaries between personal history and national history become increasingly blurred as questions of family memory and 'what happened' post-1975 are explored. At times a participatory documentary donned with voice-over and interviews, at others, an experimental non-linear venture into a dream-like account of Nihawi’s (and Lebanon’s) past, Yamo captures what it means to remember, to recollect – and the process of forgetting that cannot be divorced from the remembered event. 2012 Arab Film Festival Award, Outstanding Documentary - Honorable Mention
Co-presented by: Lebanese American Foundation-House of Lebanon