FIELD RECORDINGS

explorations of
contemporary
anthropological cinema
and landscape film

The Drift

Maeve Brennan
2017, 50’, Lebanon, HD

The Drift explores the care, exchange, and shifting values of material objects in contemporary Lebanon. The film traces connections between the politics of heritage and unregulated economies in the region through its portraits of three main characters: the gatekeeper of the Roman temples of Niha in the Beqaa Valley, a mechanical engineer from Britel who trades automobile parts, and an archaeologist from the American University of Beirut.