The point of departure for this film is a photograph taken in Beirut in the early 1980s of five armed men against the background of a burned-out building. They were most likely fighting in Lebanon’s civil war at the time. Naeem Mohaiemen, a historian by training, once again takes on a subject that deals with the past.
Born in 1969 in Bangladesh. A historian who uses photography and film in his research. Graduated from Oberlin College in 1993. Has been working on a series of films since 2006 as part of a project called The Young Man Was. Is mainly interested in the history of Bangladesh.
2003 Azaadi (short)
2005 Disappeared in America: Fear of Flying (short, co-dir)
2014 Afsan’s Long Day (doc., short)
2016 Abu Ammar nadchodzi / Abu Ammar Is Coming (doc., short)