Ibn Bint Jbeil

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Teacher
Location Detroit, United States
Introduction :: Ibn Bint Jbeil is Arabic for.... (Click for the whole story) :: i was (only OFFICIALLY) born in the village of Bint Jbeil in the south of Lebanon :: i am thankful that Allah provides me with daily sustenance, mercy, inspiration and learning :: i have 3 children, whose innocence is my compass :: i teach and make art, and i make other things, for instance things out of words :: life is wraught with a bunch of abstract notions that i am trying to comprehend :: i also make trouble, 99.99% of the time inadvertantly ::
Interests memory, longing, spiritual discourse, human mythology, anthro- archeo- psycho- sociology, oil painting, drawing, graphic art, sculpture & ceramics, art history, south lebanon, palestine freedom, archaic 3amili culture, downtrodden peoples, urban rust, knotted rope, broken glass, rotted fruit, dank wood, tired grey floating days where the difference between earth and sky is obscured by a vague grey nonmanifest horizon
Favorite Movies One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, A Wedding in Galilea, three Jewels, The Sound of Music, The Wall, Divine Intervention, The World According to Garp, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, The Wizard of Oz, Planet of the Apes (original 1968 version) and the 4 sequels, Planet of the Arabs, Brother from Another Planet, Raging Bull, Brother Sun Sister Moon, The Remains of the Day, Cinema Paradiso, Easy Rider, Taxi Driver, Lost in Yonkers, Ghirbeh (a play by Mohammad alMaghut), Dogville, Al-Ard, Raise the Red Lantern, the Hairdresser's Husband, Awakenings, Lion of the Desert, the Color of Paradise, the Godfather I&II, Wildflowers: Women of South Lebanon, Doctor Zhivago, Apocalypse Now, Brazil, Cuba Libre, The Fisher King, Like Twenty Impossibles, Paradise Now & the new Palestinian cinema, Daughters of the Dust, Being There, The Cow, Night On Earth, Kandahar, Monty Python's Life of Brian, The Breakfast Club (and all Mollie 80's flicks), The Motorcycle Diaries, Blue / White / Red, Notre Musique, and many others too numerous to name..
Favorite Music fairuz, um khalthum, marcel khalife, ziyad rahbani, sheikh imam, miles davis and his generation of heavy jazzites, ten thousand maniacs (w/ merchant), everything but the girl (their 80's stuff), bob marley, hamza eldin, the doors, led zepplin, bob dylan, the police, ccr, etcetera etcetera etcetera.
Favorite Books The Quran, The Heights of Machu Picchu by Pablo Neruda, Morning Poems by Robert Bly, A Farewell to Arms & For Whom The Bell Tolls by E Hemmingway, Mahmoud's Darwish's first anthology (pre 1982) & pieces since 1999, Cities of Salt by AbdelRahman Munif, Diwan Muhammad al-Maghut, the Authobiography of Malcolm X, 1984 by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldus Huxley, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre, Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, poetry by Rumi, by Federico García Lorca, by Emily Dickinson, and more and more and more...