A Home of One's Own


At a time of current upheaval, Ruba leaves Beirut to visit her mother who was exiled during the civil war, and revisit her own fragmented war-torn memory as a child, in search of a “ home”.


79min | Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt | 2020


Directors: Ruba Atiyeh

Ruba Atiyeh is a director, writer and researcher. Coming from a Theatre background, Ruba worked for years on the theme of displacement and estrangement, for which she was awarded as a writer and actress. Ruba designed and held drama workshops with second and third generation immigrants; and estranged youth groups, that came out with collective plays. She holds seminars and study groups on demographic engineering, ethnicity and sectarianism. Ruba holds a BA in Dramatic Arts from Al-Yarmouk University- Jordan, and an MA in Documentary studies from Goldsmiths College, London. She made several documentaries for commissioners.

Ruba teaches filmmaking at the Lebanese University, and has been a mentor for emerging documentary filmmakers from Syria and Lebanon. A Home Of One’s Own is her first authored creative documentary. Recently, Ruba has founded her own production company CeeFilm Beirut. The company focuses on producing films and publications that bring suppressed narratives to light.


Writers:  Ruba Atiyeh | Producers: Ruba Atiyeh, Ibrahim Dousky | Editing: Sandra Fatté | D.O.P: Ali Chiran, Farah Kassem | Sound: Christine Nohra, Mona Zeidan | Language: Arabic | subtitles: English