“As an independent filmmaker, my films try to shed more light on the minorities whose voices are not loud enough to be heard, using digital film as my medium.
Even though my approach is experimental in the usage of visuals and sound, there is always a question I am trying to raise through one’s cultural identity, mental issues, aborting the binaries that are blinding us, and the socio-political issues in the Arab region.
I try to be as inclusive as possible where no matter what my viewer’s background is they would still be able to relate to what they are seeing.
What I am seeking to reach through my films is not the unreal but rather the mysterious unconsciousness of the human brain, where the short films I create have many layers to them, and can only be unraveled when the viewers question what they have witnessed.”
Rawand Haress was born 1996, in Tripoli, Libya.
She’s an Experimental Filmmaker and Art Director who has pursued a B.A in TV/FILM at the Lebanese American University.
Rawand Haress received a full scholarship in 2014 to study her bachelor’s degree at the Lebanese American University. Her stay in Lebanon has opened many opportunities for her. Traveled to India in 2016 to teach Basic arts and English. in the rural areas of New Delhi.
In 2017, she traveled to do a semester abroad at UC Berkeley. During her stay she took many courses, she was particularly interested in her 16mm class where she learned how to shoot on analogue film cameras. During her stay she discovered her interest in portraying her film/videos in an experimental way.
Rawand Haress is interested in the different mediums in which she could portray her artwork through and on different textures