In his home­town Beirut, award-winning photog­ra­pher Jeroen Robert Kramer runs into the intriguing Monsieur Khiar, an elderly Lebanese gentleman who does not want to be photographed.
After having worked as a war photog­ra­pher for years and suffering various traumas, award-winning photog­ra­pher Jeroen Robert Kramer wants to make a fresh start as an artist in his home­town Beirut. Here, he meets Monsieur Khiar, a remark­able elderly man who despite the civil war has not lost his love of life, art and liter­a­ture. Kramer wants to follow Monsieur Khiar, thus hoping to convert his own war scars into art. He develops a fasci­na­tion, verging on obses­sion, with the Lebanese man when it turns out he does not want to be photographed.

Title: De wereld volgens Monsieur Khiar
Year: 2015
Duration : 52 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2016

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