Alumnus Wins International Award for Docufiction Film

By Hanan Nasser

Lebanese filmmaker Karim Kassem (BA ’12) has won the Best Film Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam for his docufiction film Octopus. Kassem chose to make the film about the aftermath of the August 4 Beirut explosion a silent one for, at that point, he said, “One can arguably say everything without saying anything.”