Nos Guerres Imprudentes
Documentary, director: Randa Chahal Sabbag, Lebanon/France, 1995, 52 min., Arab. with En. ST
Beirut, September 1994, It’s been now over four years since the civil war has ended. The systematic reconstruction of the city is only beginning. Randa Chahal Sabbag, a Lebanese filmmaker whose family has been politically and militarily involved in the conflict, gives a very personal view of fifteen years of war. She uses archives, family videos and 16 mm films shot between 1975 and 1994. The film features interviews with her mother in Tripoli, her sister in Paris and her brother in Beirut. She pays tribute to the memory of her father, who died during the war, and returns to the ruins of a city, the reconstruction of which marks the disappearance of a part of her life.