Benzine & Dissonance


Tuesday. 31st August 2021 | 18:30 - 19:30



JOIN US via Zoom w/ 'Neon Lit Skies - Fire at the Port' artist Ayeesha Starkey for a special preview of the making of her upcoming short film: 'Benzine & Dissonance,' which approaches Lebanon’s heated political and economic climate in a satirical manner

This event will include deconstructed scenes of her upcoming short film, followed by a discussion and Q&A with the artist and producer, Ghina Sabra, focusing on how the film, like many things in Lebanon, are always in “progress” and currently seem to be at a halt.


Ayeesha Starkey is a graduate of Media and Communications and a filmmaker based between Beirut & London. She has worked in the fields of visual arts, and production, specifically video editing, content creation, and script writing. Ayeesha lived in Dubai for 16 years and draws most of her inspiration from the cultural contrast she has inherited from living in between Western and Middle Eastern cultures. After working with BBC Studios, in London, on Doctor Who, BBC Planet, and Top Gear, she found herself increasingly drawn to the arts and entertainment industry. Most recently she wrote and directed a short film, “بنزين” (Benzine) or petrol in Arabic in 2020. The short film approaches Lebanon’s heated political and economic climate in a satirical manner. Ayeesha combines her passions and expertise today in production to explore fashion-films and theatre. The scope of her work has recently diversified to include being a fixer for foreign correspondents, film photography and branding.





A reACT evnet supported by the Art Council England and HUB Collective.