There are some who are a threat to national security; that is why they remain hidden. To counter to the erasing effects of the amnesty, Ghassan Halwani undertakes various actions to recover that which refuses to go away. His careful and attentive restoration questions the official version, no less, of the Lebanese Civil War that continues to be held even today. (LGV)
- Locarno Film Festival - Special Mention, First Feature (2018)
- JCC Tunis - Bronze Tanit for the best long documentary (2018)
- Cinemed Montpellier - Prix Ulysse Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole Best Documentary (2018)
- Toronto International Film Festival - Wavelength (2018)
He lives and works in Beirut. After the animated short film Jibraltar (2005), he was mainly involved in collaborations with Lebanese and Arab filmmakers, playwrights, contemporary artists, publishers, and musicians. Among his contributions: a short animation film closing the feature documentary Lebanese Rocket Society by Khalil Joreige and Joanna Hadjithomas, a long contribution on several plays and installations with Lebanese playwright and artist Rabih Mroué, the animated music video Takhabot with Palestinian Musician Tamer Abu Ghazaleh.
Erased,___ Ascent of the Invisible is his second film and first feature.
In addition to his artistic engagement, his work focuses on the public and political spheres. He is currently contributing to the creation of a national archive dedicated to enforced disappearances in Lebanon. In parallel, he is collaborating on research towards a film about the National Master Plan for the regulation of land and property in Lebanon.