"After School Special"

An experimental short ethnographic film. I walked out of Baalbeck, Lebanon - boasting one of the greatest Roman monuments still standing in the world today with some of the largest columns ever recorded in the history of man (some more than 6 feet across!) - and ran into a street seller asking three dollars for a Hezbollah T-shirt. And then another t-shirt seller, and another, and another. It was Hezbollah territory, obviously. Then a kid whizzes by me with a gun. When he passed me again, my camera was on, and I followed the group just a little ways down a path before shortly becoming the target myself.

Shot by Isabelle Carbonell. Edited by Sarah Cannon and Olivia Abtahi.