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August 18, 2021

The Hurl

Synopsis: Trash around a small town in Lebanon mysteriously starts to slither away onto the streets, forming a monstrous, sky-scraping tower of garbage, Mother Nature’s vengeful plan to ruin whoever has ruined her Earth. Little do the frightened citizens know that they’ve brought the hurl upon themselves.

Directors’ Biography: Samir Al Kawas was born in 1998 and was raised in Beirut, Lebanon. He graduated with a B.A. in T.V. and Film at the Lebanese American University. His horror student short film “Jabbara” has been recognised at film festivals internationally and locally. More recently, he worked on a “zero-budget sci-fi environmental PSA” titled “The Hurl”, his first independent short film. Currently, he is a freelance video editor and VFX artist, where he has turned his one-time hobby into the first step of his career. He hopes to defy the norms of traditional Lebanese cinema through experimenting with new genres.