International Committee Of The Red Cross (ICRC) Film The Waiting by Stoked

The Waiting

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Industry Public awareness, Charities, Foundations, Volunteers
Media Film
Market Lebanon
Agency Stoked
Director Areej Mahmoud
Released September 2018

Credits & Description

Alternative title: International Day of the Disappeared
Media: TV
Category: Public interest
Client: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Agency: -
Production: Stoked
Country: Lebanon
Director: Areej Mahmoud
Executive Producer: Charbel Aouad
Executive Producer: rita el hachem
DoP: Pol Orpinell
Line Producer: Danny Saneh
Makeup Artist: Joanna Kamar
Hair Stylist: Jack Avessian
Wardrobe: Ramy Hajj
Assistant Director: Reine Sili
Editor: Alex Ikonomidis
Post Production Company: Pixel Mod
Colourist: Dima Geagea
VFX: Bassem Nicholas
Audio Post Production: DB Studio
Sound Design: Rana Eid
Foley Artist: Vanessa Kanaan
Published: August 2018
To coincide with the International Day of the Disappeared, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Stoked release a poignant short film, ‘The Waiting’, which chronicles the haunting emotions felt when family members disappear as a result of civil war and conflict. Directed by globally-awarded ECD, Areej Mahmoud, ‘The Waiting’ opens on a family scene, a mother and two children, waiting in a living room, in the midst of the Lebanon Civil War during the 1980s. Tension builds as the mother looks worryingly at the door. ‘He’s Late’, she says. As she looks back to her newspaper, the scene begins to subtly change. Days, weeks and seasons flicker by. As the years pass, the family age but they remain frozen, waiting for their father who never returned. During the film a silence reigns over the family, where the presence of absence is duly noted with careful sound design.