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)




 Apr 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Screening Room 201

Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

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.  



 May 29, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab

Midway Studios
929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

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.