Documentary on the communities that harvest red hash in Lebanon | Heart Of Sky | 4:3 Short Film

Documentary on the communities that harvest red hash in Lebanon | Heart Of Sky | 4:3 Short Film



Playing in the minimal spaces between documentary and fiction, Heart of Sky is a moving portrait of the farming communities that cultivate and harvest Lebanese Red hashish in the Bekaa valley, between the mountains of eastern Lebanon.

Soundtracked by Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons, the film is a blend of raw intimacy and cinematic transcendence paints a profound and elevated picture of the beating hearts and tender hands that work the fields of the illegal industry. The film points a lens that is at the same time acute and spectral, revealing glimpses of the realities behind the curtain of smoke.

Despite difficult working conditions and an existence that seems suspended between the valley and the sky, the people of the village live, love and labour with humble gratitude for the gifts of the earth, and with faith in God and in each other.

► Director Jessy Moussallem was given free rein to work with the music of Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons, using sounds and samples. The film features numerous tracks from their new album ‘Heart of Sky’.

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19 thoughts on “Documentary on the communities that harvest red hash in Lebanon | Heart Of Sky | 4:3 Short Film”

  1. Nice camera wasted due to lack of even basic information about the culture, the importance of cannabis production for the local economy, the people's opinion on the UN prohibition .. etc… nice images could have underpinned the content of relevant information… B minus.

  2. Whenever I go to Holland for a trip to smoke some lovely stuff I have always looked for RED leb , but alas it is nearly impossible to find nowadays , back when I first started going there 1992 , red leb was cheapish and available – now u can not find it .

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