In the summer of 2014 Umama Hamido travelled from her city Beirut to the Bekaa Valley, visiting villages on the borders of Lebanon and Syria.
HIND documents a landscape and the daily life of a people who inhabit it. In this cinematic performance, Umama takes the audience on a journey through sound and image, sharing film footage which captures both the serenity and beauty of this environment and the inhabitants but also a reality of tension, poverty, fear and imminent danger.
HIND has been performed at SPILL Festival of Performance, the Dublin Live Art Festival, the Arab Woman Artists Now Festival, the Otherfield Documentary Film Festival, and the New Art Exchange. Generiously supported by Artsadmin’s BANNER scheme and Al-Mawred al Thaqafy Culture Resource’s Production Awards Program.