One dollar a day


Author: Jocelyne Saab
Producer: Lowave & Collection d'artistes LIBAN
Partner: CNAP – Centre national des arts plastiques
Available versions: English, French
Duration: 6'34
Format: HD, 16:9, colour
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2016


In the Autumn of 2015 I went to the Bekaa Valley, near the Syrian border. The war in Syrian had been raging for 4 years. Over 500 000 people had already died. 6 millions people were now refugees. At the time I had no idea that this would become part of my own inexorable struggle, as my life slipped through my fingers… Was this a story about the sacred? The sacredness of human life? Over there, the overwhelming noise of fighting, here only deafening silence. – Jocelyne Saab


  • 15/04–14/05/17 – One dollar per day (solo exhibition), Depo, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 29/9/16 – Eurasia International Film Festival (Section Short II – Short Films Competition), Almaty, Kazakhstan 

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Lowave has been producing art films since 2007. Our catalogue presents short and feature-length films by international artists who develop new hybrid cinematographic languages. Inspired by documentary and experimental traditions, as well as performance or animation films, these works respond to social and political realities of the 21st century.