So We Live


A family living in a war torn country spendswhat seems to be a normal evening together.Their conversations shift between casualmatters of daily life and survival. This ambiguoussituation highlights the aches of how we taketime for granted and live life.



Running time: 15 minutesCountry: Belgium
Year: 2020
Language: ArabicSubtitles: English

Sound: 5.1 / Stereo
Format: 2K DCP 2.35 Color


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So We Live
Written and directed by Rand Abou Fakher
Produced by Hilife Cinematography
With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)

With the support of the Tax Shelter Incentive of the Federal Government of Belgium

Mother – Amina Alhaj
Father – Abd Alhameid Alobeid

Daughter – Rahaf Alobeid

Younger daughter – Lona Alobeid

Tv presenter – Omar Kashmiry

Written and directed by Rand Abou Fakher

First assistant director – Victor Ghostin

Script and continuity – Louay Dsbous

Production manager – Rosa Galguera

Production supervisor – Marc Goyens

Cinematography – Hans Bruch Jr. SBC

Sound design – Enzo Tibi

Camera assistant – Diren Agbaba

Spidercam team and programming – Cédric Goossens / Wouter Gordts

Gaffer – Diren Agbaba
Sound recording – Lancelot Hervé (Boom) / Wouter Gordts (Ambisonics)

Production design – Galy Gaelle HaleblianSet dresser – Annelise Scheuren

Set builders – Assad Diriye / Lubnan Al Wazny / Florent Ghostin

Postproduction supervisor – Jérome BartholomeusPost facilities – Lux Postproduction
VFX artists – Arno Ringoet / Elke D`haese

VFX LUX POSTProductionColor grading – Hans Bruch Jr. SBC

Child wranglers and production assistants – Sarah Lederman / Alice Coates – Doyle / MajdiAbu Harisa

Catering – Abdul Rahman
Concept art – Abdallah Al Omari / Lennert Van AsselberghCalligraphy – Mohammad Zaza

Script advisor – Ahmad Alhaj

Book quotes from “A rumpus in the garden” (Pettson and Findus) by Sven Nordqvist,translated by Dr. Walid Saif

Translators – Felicity Mairi / Aram Alsaed / Dima Daibes

Special thanks to:

Ahmed Alobeid, Lama Alobeid, Sham Alobeid, Jonas Verhees, GabrrielAlves de Faria, Euro Lettrages, Gwendolyn Lootens, Gawan Fagard, Ines Elmouden, Damien Grobet, Rudio Giot, Rémi Gelmini, I.S.I.B. Bruxelles, Loic Saint-MLeux, Rrita Jashari, GC DeVaartkapoen, Khaël Touag, Natañia Treviño, Gust Van den Berghe, Lucía Galguera, AlmaAbou Fakher, Salma Abou Fakher, Tomas Leyers, Benjamin Deboosere, Hilde De Laere, DirkCools, Christian de Schutter, Dirk Deveux, Cinema Palace Brussels

Production partners: The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Quetzalcoatl, Wind Cinema, Lux postproduction, Cinemaximiliaan

With the support of the Tax Shelter Incentive of the Federal Government of Belgium