Fadi "the fdz" Baki
Fadi Baki (The fdz) is a writer and director born in Beirut, 1977. A co-founder and co-editor of Samandal, one of the Middle East’s premiere comics magazines, and Beirut Animated, the Lebanese animation film festival, Fadi currently divides his time between teaching, motion graphics, comics and filmmaking.
2000 - It Came from Almakkab (medium length mockumentary)
2006 - El Burro Magnifico (short)
2007 - A Headline Romance (short)
2007 - Cecil Balmond interview for Louisiana Museum exhibition
2013 - Jibni (music video) 2013 - the Beatdown (music video) 2013 - Balut (short)
2016 - Shatila (documentary)
2017 - Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow (short)
Redrawing the Arab World
This collaboration brings Uchicago Assistant Professor Ghenwa Hayek (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) together with Beirut-based artists Fadi "the fdz" Baki and Omar Khouri as they engage the roles of science fiction and comics within Arab cultures, and explore how they might be used to envision different futures in the Middle East.
Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow is the award winning film by current Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellow Fadi (the fdz) Baki that tells the story of a young filmmaker who investigates the legend of Manivelle, an automaton gifted to Lebanon in 1945 that still haunts an abandoned mansion in Beirut.
Join us for an evening with current Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellows Fadi "the fdz" Baki, Ghenwa Hayek (UChicago Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations), and Omar Khouri in conversation with artist and designer Hatem Imam. Along with Baki and Khouri, Imam is one of the co-founders of Samandal Comics operating out of Beirut.