The Perfect Picture

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Systems Down Shorts Program
Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Apr 29, 2021 10:00 AM
From our Systems Down program, this is a selection of short documentaries about challenging the status quo.
Film Info
Country Listing:Lebanon
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Hala El Kouch
Assistant Director(s):Gloria Tauk
Producer(s):Nanor Baghdassarian
Hala El Kouch
Executive Producer(s):Nanor Baghdassarian
Writer(s):Hala El Kouch
Editor(s):Hala El Kouch
Cinematography:Michel Labaky
Sound:Nanor Baghdassarian
Art Director(s):Hala El Kouch
Production Designer(s):Hala El Kouch


Seeking healing, filmmaker Hala El Kouch stages a therapeutic intervention with her parents, confronting them about the traumatic incident that led to her hearing loss. Photos of the happy family become inverted, reversing darkness and light, as their conversation takes a heated and unexpected turn. Has their picture-perfect relationship suffered permanent damage? Angie Driscoll

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