Nour's Lullaby

Nour's Lullaby is a raw vocal improvisation recorded on spot, using the lyrics of a traditional Arabic lullaby with a dark and sinister twist, for the short film Abandoned.

About the music:
Nour's Lullaby is the closing song of the short film Abandoned. As Nour stands with the choice of life and death in her hands, her Lullaby comes in to calm her mind and remind her that she is a child and should never have to carry the burden of such a choice.

About the movie:
In a country, like Lebanon, where women married to foreign men may not pass on their citizenship to their children, a young girl, whose Lebanese mother is married to a stateless Palestinian man, ends up living on the streets of Beirut, after she witnesses the murder of her parents in an incident of road rage.

  • Samer Beyhum
    Maram, The Spiral, A Syrian Story
  • Layal Salman
  • Nareg Abijian
    Orchestrater and arranger
  • Layal Salman
    Vocal Improvisor
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 11, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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Director Biography - Samer Beyhum, Layal Salman

Layal Salman
A passionate animator and graphic designer on a perpetual hunt for stories worth telling and visuals to bring to life. Layal graduated with a BS in graphic design from the Lebanese American University, and continues to design independently as a freelancer. She collaborated with filmmaker Samer Beyhum on this project as both singer and co-director.

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