St. Moritz Art Film Festival


Joyce Joumaa
كیف لا نغرق في السراب /  To Remain in the No Longer 

2023 Color PG EN/en 00:38:00

In 1962, the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer was invited to conceive an international fairground in the city of Tripoli, Lebanon, which was never completed.

كیف لا نغرق في السراب / To Remain in the No Longer  is a documentary film that employs archival materials, interviews, and research notes to look at how architecture operates in this failed state. By examining the precarity of the project site that remains to this day, the film also reflects on the country’s current socioeconomic crisis.


Joyce Joumaa is a video artist based in Montreal. After growing up in Tripoli, Lebanon, she pursued a BFA in Film Studies at Concordia University. Her work explores the political phenomenology of language, post-colonial education and video documentation as a fictional archive.  She is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Emerging Curator Residency Program at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. 

Joyce Joumaa