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Directed by | Katia Saleh

Genre documentary  |  Length: 23mins  |  Year of production: 2007


Beirut born filmmaker Katia Saleh was caught in Beirut during the month long conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in July 2006 and documented the day to day effects of the war on the people around her. Saleh returned to Lebanon in 2007 to find not only physical destruction but also a population struggling with daily instability and a country in a state of political turmoil. While people were united in the resistance against Israel, following the war, opinions became divided in every district and every house. With threats of an internal war erupted following the rise of Fateh el Islam, an armed Islamist group which had mysteriously based itself in a Palestinian camps in northern Lebanon, violence began spreading to Beirut with a string of car bombs and assassinations and Palestinian refugees yet again found themselves driven from their residences. Saleh’s short documentary covers these momentous events and the rising tensions around them whilst looking back at the effects of the previous year’s war.