This is the biography of the Mercedes Ponton the 180 model (1953-1962) which became a pop icon of the pre-war Lebanon and witnessed the transformations on the Lebanese scene.
This is the story of a German "family" which became a Lebanese symbol through the decades. This is the History of Lebanon seen through automobiles labeled locally: "Marcedes".
Marcedes: the story of a car, the story of a family, the story of a country.

Darkside Film and Television Productions (Lebanon)
ZAC Films (Lebanon)
AlJazeera Documentary Channel (Qatar)

Format: HD

Duration: 68 mins
Selected in film festivals in UAE,Slovenia, Qatar, Switzerland, Tunisia, Monaco, Germany, France, Korea, Australia, Italy, Canada, Netherlands, Egypt
    Broadcasted on:
France 3 Corse and AlJazeera Documentary Channel. 
Best Arab Documentary awarded by FIPRESCI -Dubai International Film Festival 2011
Aljazeera Documentary Channel Award - Aljazeera International Documentary Festival 2012
2nd Best Documentary Prize - International Meeting for Arab Cinema-Nabeul, Tunisia 2012
Discover our World Award - 7th Monaco Charity Film Festival, Monaco 2012
The originality award-Europe Orient Documentary Film Festival, Assilah, Morocco 2015
    Theatrical Release:
Metropolis Empire Sofil (Lebanon) (May-June 2012)
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