47 seconds of helplessness. And of pain. 47 seconds of uncertainty. And of desperation. 47 seconds of loneliness. And of losing hope. People, including babies and children, in Lebanese hospitals are dying and suffering because of the lack of electricity and power cuts for 47 years – including today. This short film symbolizes the Lebanese people’s reality through the story of a father and a daughter over 47 seconds, written for and shot in one straight take. The daughter is a symbol for Lebanon – with her condition deteriorating progressively, with every electricity cut. The father is a symbol for the Lebanese people, screaming and pleading for help, with every electricity cut – but there is none. The environment’s design transports viewers to a typical hospital in the most afflicted parts of Lebanon. The lights and the colours add to the bleakness of the reality being faced. The camera movement is slow and tedious – almost haunting. The lens feels like we are in the 70-80’s (Lebanon today) with vignetting. Rehoused vintage optics help the film stay close to an analog look. The lighting has mixtures of fluorescents, never clean white light, always filtered with a bit of grey and blue. This film is important to be seen and shared, because it’s for a cause that’s worth talking about and importantly, getting global support for. Produced by: Publicis Groupe & Prodigious Middle East Directed, Ideated and Written by: Tahaab Rais Produced by: Bassel Kakish, Sami Saleh DoP: Aeyaz Editor: Neda Zag (Cold Cutz) Grading and Colourist: Karim Mira (LZRD) Music: Joe Dickinson Sound Design: Mango Jam Studio Production team: Naji Bechara, Ralph Matar, Myriam Abi Wardeh, Nour Helou Post Production team: Optix Nayla Chacra Thalia Trad Eddy Farah 1st AD: Remy Haddad Grip: Bob Touma Gaffer: Sohail Iftikhar Focus Puller: Roger