Lebanon, Germany / 2017  / 22 ‘’ / Arabic with English subtitles

In Street of Death the narrator revisits the site of his youth – a lawless slum suburb pushed up against Beirut airport, where vendettas, crime, displays of power and raucous street weddings punctuate daily life.

Directed, written and shot by Karam Ghossein, “Street of Death” had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in the official shorts competition in February 2017, where it won the Audi Short Film Award. The film was commissioned by the Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts -Ashkal Alwan, with support from the Robert A. Matta Foundation, and  supported by the the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC). A fine cut of the film screened from 9-11 June 2016 at VideoWorks Beirut.

Camera: Karam Ghossein
Editor: Vartan Avakian
Sound Engineer: Mohamad Salameh
Sound Mix & Design: Ramzi Madi
Colorist: Belal Hibri
Narration: Mounzer Baalbaki
Produced by: Friendly Fire Films (DE) & Lamha Productions (LB)

Producers: Emily Dische-Becker & Karam Ghossein
Written and directed by: Karam Ghossein

To request access to the screener on Vimeo, please write to emily[at]


Berlinale Shorts, Press Release: Reframing the Image, 10 Jan 2017

Review (Arabic), Street of Death, Al Modon, 11 June 2016

Arab Fund for Arts & Culture: 2016 Cinema Grantees


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