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Breaking the silence of the Lebanese civil war

About a War
Regissør: Daniele Rugo Abi Weaver

THE WAR IN LEBANON: About a War shows how understanding history can contribute to reconciliation and progress in a society where it is still taboo to talk about the past.

Lebanon's capital Beirut still lives up to its reputation as Middle East Paris in some ways. Street cafes, fashion-conscious youth, exciting food traditions and many cultural offerings attract tourists from all over the world. But behind it all lies a pain and a bloody past that is rarely talked about. The documentary About a War gives us a unique insight into the near history and character of this city and this country. It is a strong portrait of three warriors, a nation, justice and hope.

What makes some people take up arms and go to war? And what happens to them when the war is over? ask the directors in this movie.

It has been estimated that the Lebanese civil war, which lasted from 1975 to 1990, claimed 170 lives, while more than 000 million people became refugees. 1 are still counted. . .

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Andrew Kroglund
Kroglund is a critic and writer. Also Secretary General of BKA (Grandparents' Climate Action).

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