Hostage: The Bachar Tapes, 2001

When 28 Oct 2020 - 1 Nov 2020
Where Performa
100 West 23rd St., Floor 5
New York, NY 10011
United States

Walid Raad & Souheil Bachar
Hostage: The Bachar Tapes, 2001

SHOWTIMES: 11:16am / 8:16pm / 5:16am

Experimental documentary about the Western hostage crisis in Lebanon in the ‘80s and ‘90s, seen through the eyes of Souheil Bachar, a Lebanese man held hostage in Lebanon between 1983 and 1993 and the only Arab to be detained with Western hostages during this time. The Atlas Group, in 1999, in collaboration with Bachar, produced 53 tapes about his captivity, of which Tapes 17 and 31, are the only ones Bachar allows to be shown outside of Lebanon, and feature in Raad’s film.

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