“Liban: Des Guerres Et Des Hommes” Documentary Airing On France 5
January 28, 2013 Posted by Frodo
A documentary entitled “Liban: Des Guerres Et Des Hommes” or “Lebanon: Of War And Men” is currently airing in 3 parts on France 5. Its trailer can be seen here.
Filmed in 2012 by Frédéric Laffont, it tackles in its episodes the 3 main chapters of war in the Lebanese history:
Synopsis : Le conflit libanais a débuté en avril 1975, il y a presque quarante ans. Pourtant, toute l’histoire de cette guerre reste encore à raconter. Ce document se plonge dans le récit de ce conflit, avec comme fil rouge le peuple dans la guerre, son urgence de vivre, ses souffrances et ses rêves, son enracinement dans la terre. Les «sans-voix» du Liban entremêlent leurs récits pour raconter l’Histoire à hauteur d’homme. Ils s’expriment à la première personne, ne parlant pas pour un groupe religieux, un camp ou un parti, mais pour eux-mêmes. Le film s’attache à faire cohabiter des points de vue divergents : on y parle ainsi de la mort, de la perte, de la douleur, mais on y rit aussi, on y crée et on y aime.
Synopsis: Les témoins reviennent sur l’embrasement général du pays. La ville de Beyrouth est envahie par les soldats israéliens. Au rythme des assassinats et des massacres qui s’ensuivent, les alliances du passé explosent. Survient l’ingérence internationale et en même temps, les premiers otages occidentaux. Le chaos touche toutes les communautés qui finissent par s’entre-déchirer. Enfin, par épuisement, les premiers accords de paix sont signés.
Synopsis: Les Libanais racontent le reconstruction de leur capitale. On rase les traces visibles du passé. Il n’y a pas de manuel scolaire pour raconter l’histoire. Les êtres reçoivent moins d’attention que les façades des nouveaux bâtiments. Des conflits persistent. En 2000, l’armée israélienne se retire et en 2005, c’est au tour de la Syrie. Mais, d’autres lignes invisibles de démarcation séparent encore les Libanais. En 2012, après le printemps arabe, le pays semble être au coeur du volcan. Ses habitants esquissent pourtant la nécessité vitale de vivre avec l’autre.
The 52-minute first episode was broadcast yesterday, January 27, on France 5 at around 11:01 PM local time Beirut.
Part 2 (1982-1990) is set to air next Sunday, February 3, on the same channel and at the same time.
It is not to be missed if you would like to learn more about the country’s history, mostly for many of us who haven’t witnessed it, and only read it in books. No online replays are available as of yet for our Lebanese territory. I’ll make sure to post them on the blog as soon as they will be.
France 5 can be acquired by using the following coordinates on the satellite Astra 1M (19.2°East):
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The documentary examines the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behavior towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. This is explored through specific examples. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Chavez: Inside the Coup
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