A fashion film satire by Ayeesha Starkey.

Benzine was filmed in the heart of Baalbeck within the boundaries of a gas station and a makeshift corner store or "Dekkeneh” that we constructed. The short film approaches Lebanon's heated political and economic climate in a satirical manner, experimenting with distinct fashion by Lebanese brands that focus on thrifted clothing. As an art director, with three assistants on my team: Leen Harazallah, Sofia Khadra, and Joanna Zbib, I was responsible for the scenography and props. The outfits were all styled by me. Here are some behind the scenes pictures taken by Tamara Saade!


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