You are now in the main hall of the National Museum in Beirut. A guard reminds you that you are encouraged to touch the archeological objects. A voice in your headset suggests that you lick the stone. You are now facing a hole in the wall on the lower left corner of a mosaic. The voice in your headset indicates that it was made by a sniper. Out of curiosity, you dial 1-9-9-1 to listen to the rest of the story.
Nour Ouayda is a filmmaker, film critic and programmer. She is the co- editor of the Montreal-based online film journal Hors Champ, as well as partnerships executive at Metropolis Art Cinema in Beirut and coordinator of the Cinematheque Beirut project. Her films and writings research the practice of drifting in cinema.