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      Lyd

      Released Apr 26 1h 18m Documentary History TRAILER for Lyd: Trailer 1 List Lyd: Trailer 1 Lyd: Trailer 1 2:26 View more videos
      Reviews Lyd is a speculative documentary that follows the rise and fall of Lyd -- a 5,000-year-old metropolis that was once a bustling Palestinian town until it was conquered when the State of Israel was established in 1948. As the film unfolds, a chorus of characters creates a tapestry of the Palestinian experience of this city and the trauma left by the massacre and expulsion, while vivid animations envision an alternate reality where the same characters live free from the trauma of the past and the violence of the present. Using never-before-seen archival footage of the Israeli soldiers who carried out the massacre and expulsion, the personified city explains that these events were so devastating that they fractured reality, and now there are two Lyds -- one occupied and one free. As the film cuts between fantastical and documentary realities, it ultimately leaves the viewer questioning which future should prevail. Lyd dares to ask the question: what would the city be like had the Israeli occupation of Lyd never happened? Read More Read Less

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      Chris Cassingham In Review Online Lyd occasionally spins its wheels across modes of storytelling, of documentation, but it never loses sight of these slippery questions about what is, and what could be, achieved through the power of our collective imagination. May 3, 2024 Full Review Avi Offer NYC Movie Guru Provocative, heartfelt and eye-opening. Apr 22, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Lyd is a speculative documentary that follows the rise and fall of Lyd -- a 5,000-year-old metropolis that was once a bustling Palestinian town until it was conquered when the State of Israel was established in 1948. As the film unfolds, a chorus of characters creates a tapestry of the Palestinian experience of this city and the trauma left by the massacre and expulsion, while vivid animations envision an alternate reality where the same characters live free from the trauma of the past and the violence of the present. Using never-before-seen archival footage of the Israeli soldiers who carried out the massacre and expulsion, the personified city explains that these events were so devastating that they fractured reality, and now there are two Lyds -- one occupied and one free. As the film cuts between fantastical and documentary realities, it ultimately leaves the viewer questioning which future should prevail. Lyd dares to ask the question: what would the city be like had the Israeli occupation of Lyd never happened?
      Director
      Sarah Ema Friedland, Rami Younis
      Producer
      Rami Younis
      Screenwriter
      Rami Younis, Sarah Ema Friedland, Eyas Salman
      Distributor
      Icarus Films
      Production Co
      Cocoon Films, Perinspire
      Genre
      Documentary, History
      Original Language
      Arabic
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 26, 2024, Limited
      Runtime
      1h 18m