Hady Zaccak’s Marcedes will be screened at the Marché du Film on May 23. The documentary explores 60 years of history seen through the Mercedes Ponton 180, locally known as Marcedes, an icon of pre-war lebanon and a common finding in Lebanese daily life.
The film which mixes archives and reconstituions was awarded Best Documentary by FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics) at the Dubai International Film Festival 2011, the AlJazeera Documentary Channel Award for Best Long Film at AlJazeera International Documentary Festival, Doha 2012, and 2nd Best Documentary Prize at the 2nd International Meeting for Arab Cinema-Nabeul,Tunisia 2012.
Hady Zaccak is a film maker and cinema historian. Since 1997, he has written and directed more than 20 documentaries, which have been produced and broadcasted by TV stations in Lebanon, the Arab world and Europe and presented/ awarded in several film festivals worldwide.

His films include:

  • Taxi Beirut
  • Harb al-salam
  • Cinema al-harb fi lubnan
  • Beirut… Wujuhat nazar
  • Al-sindibad fi Baghdad
  • Asda’ sunniyya min Lubnan
  • Asda’ sheeaiyya min Lubnan
  • A History Lesson


by Marilyn Zakhour