A documentary film by filmmaker Karam Elgassan and cinematographer Kian Sohi about the cinema of Aksarben, an independent cinema in Lebanon, was screened at the Beirut International Film Festival.
The film’s title “The Story of Cinema 12” tells the story of the cinema in a chronological fashion.
The title of the film is an apt description, as it has been described as a “storybook of the Middle East”.
The film, which was screened on March 11, explores the history and the future of cinema in the Middle Eastern region, and features interviews with some of the key figures involved in the creation of the culture of cinema, from its founder Aksars Basel to its current owners.
According to Elgasan, the film was inspired by the desire to preserve cinema in an era of “collapse”.
“I have an ambition to tell a story that we can all share, and we can look forward to this happening again in the future,” Elgaskan told Al Jazeera.
The Lebanese cinema was created in the mid-1950s by Basel Basel, a Lebanese-born American entrepreneur and entrepreneur of Lebanese descent.
He opened his first cinema in Beirut in 1953 and quickly grew the franchise to four cinemas in Lebanon and abroad.
The first cinema, in Beirut, opened in 1954.
In 1954, it opened to the public for the first time in Lebanon.
The Lebanese film industry started in 1955, and soon expanded into neighbouring countries such as Iraq and Syria.
It became one of the most important and successful cultural industries in the region, which eventually developed into a multi-billion-dollar industry, with a number of cinemas and theaters across the Middle and North East.
In the early 1960s, the Lebanese film market reached its peak, with the Lebanese cinemas attracting international audiences.
In 1971, the government banned the cinema, as well as other cinemas, which prompted the Lebanese cinema to relocate to Istanbul.
However, in 1976, the Ottoman government, which had been under international pressure for decades to eliminate the cinema and other cultural institutions in Lebanon from their territory, passed a law to open cinemas to foreign tourists.
“The law was a huge step forward in opening the cinema to foreign guests.
It also provided an opportunity for the film industry to expand its operations,” said Elgasks.
The law had a huge impact on the Lebanese theatre, and in particular, on the cinemas owner, Basel.
“He realized that his industry was a viable industry and he was able to take advantage of the international market and his popularity in the country,” said Saeed.
After the law was passed, Basels business partner, Bassel Baqer, moved to Istanbul and opened the Lebanese Cinema in Istanbul, the first cinemas outside Lebanon in the city.
Basel and his son, Basler Baqel, formed a group called Cinemas of the Levant.
In the 1990s, Baseline Baqal, who was also a founding member of the Cinemas Of The Levant, opened his own cinema, Cinemas 11.
Baseline was a leading figure in the Lebanese art and culture scene.
In 1998, he was awarded the Order of the Noble Order of Malta for services to the cinema industry.
Aksarbes Basel’s father, Aksa, opened the first Lebanese cinema in Baghdad, in 1932.
In 1952, Akas was a member of Lebanese parliament and had been a member for 20 years, making him the longest serving member of parliament in Lebanon’s history.
In 1983, Aktars Basels father and grandson opened the Cinematique de Lutte France in Beirut.
In 1990, the cinema opened its doors to foreign audiences, and it has become a major attraction in Beirut for international film festivals.
“Basel, who is also a well-known and influential Lebanese cultural figure, and Basler and his grandson have become a symbol of the Lebanese culture in the international cinema scene,” said Kian Saeed, a professor at the Lebanese University of Culture.
He said that the film’s popularity and impact on Lebanese cinema, and the cultural heritage of Lebanon, has been a huge influence on the film community and cinema in general in Lebanon as a whole.
“There is a very strong cultural heritage and a very positive impact on cinema in Lebanese cinema,” Saeed told Aljazeera.
“Cinema 12 is a film about cinema in particular and the history of Lebanon.
It tells a story of cinema from its beginnings to today, but also of the cultural evolution of Lebanese cinema from the beginnings to the present,” Saead added.
The films director, Karam elgassans “story” has the audience watching from the cinema itself.
“It is an intimate film, and that is what makes it special.
The story is the story, and its importance is that it opens up a window