Hamza Hani Shamas

Hamza Hani Shamas was born in Boudai, Baalbek/Lebanon. He finished his studies in Film and TV Directing at the Institute of Fine Arts of Lebanese University in 2011-2012, started to be interested in photography and produced video art until 2016 when he returned to his native village and searched for a space of knowledge. For this he founded a collaborative library where he collected 2000 books and opened a research space that led to finding out more about hemp seeds and their values, from the production of hemp milk to the making of stone, paper and textiles from the plant, the one is a traditional crop of its native region. Hamza is part of Shahraban.