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Lebanese film director Philip Aractingi visits NY to promote latest film


(NEW YORK, NY) — Lebanese film director Philip Aractingi visited New York this week to premiere his latest film, “Heritages.”

The autobiography film narrates the exile of his own family across four generations and a hundred years of history, according to Aractingi’s website.img-9215-custom2015-01-17-080415

The film was screened at the City University of New York Graduate Center on January 15, followed by a Q&A session with Aractingi.

“People didn’t stop laughing while seeing the film. They laughed and cried,” Aractingi said. “The New York crowd was so light and so responsive. Lebanese and non-Lebanese identify themselves with the film and it’s themes.”

Consul General of Lebanon in New York Majdi Ramadan also hosted a private reception for the Lebanese film director at his home.

Ramadan says this was an opportunity to support the independent film industry in Lebanon.

Aractingi is also the director of several other films, including “Bosta” and “Under the Bombs.”

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