Erased,___ Ascent of the Invisible

Dokus
Independent
| 76
Arabic
| English (United States) German

30 years after the end of the bloody civil war in Lebanon, over 17,000 people who disappeared are still unaccounted for. An unnamed artist sets out on his own search. In 2014, on a wall in the city of Beirut the artist discovers the image of a face under layers of hundreds of torn posters. With a pencil sets to heal the rest of the face, restoring its missing traits. Armed with this image, the artist begins his journey through Beirut. Yet he faces a city striving by all possible means to erase those traces beyond recovery, to a point of no return. Like the relatives of those who disappeared, he finds himself caught between a desire to raise awareness and a fear that drawing attention to a specific case could lead to the destruction of evidence or promising leads.