Based in Toronto and founded by Noura Kevorkian, Saaren Films has produced several award-winning feature and short documentary films, including Kevorkian’s ‘ANJAR: Flowers, Goats and Heroes’ (2009), screened at the Docudays Beirut International Film Festival, and ‘Veils Uncovered’ (2002), which was in the Official Competition at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam and won the Golden Sheaf at the Yorkton Short Film Festival. Saaren mostly works with Arab filmmakers and routinely co-produces with companies in Lebanon and Canada. Saaren’s latest production is Kevorkian’s ‘23 Kilometres’ (2015) an Official Competition entry at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. This bold essay film is a hybrid documentary-drama about the final days of a man with late-stage Parkinson’s disease. The company’s slate currently includes the feature-length documentary ‘Batata’, co-produced with Musa Dagh Productions (Lebanon) and Six Island Productions (Canada), and several other films at various stages of development.
Lower Umayyad Street
Anjar, Bekaa Valley
295 Markham Street
Canada M6J 2G7
Musa Dagh Productions is a small Lebanese company that specializes in documentary film production. Based in the village of Anjar, in the Bekaa valley in Lebanon.
Musa Dagh Productions has worked with Canadian production companies such as Riddle Films, YN Films and mainly with Six Island Productions, which has a focus in Middle Eastern and Arab filmmakers. (sixisland.com)
The slate at Musa Dagh Productions includes a feature length documentary BATATA in production, along with several other films in different stages.