Screening: It’s all in Lebanon
After the Lebanese Civil War efforts were made to revive the economy, rebuild national infrastructures and restore the country’s image as a stable and peaceful country in the region.
Director Wissam Charaf focusses on three main Lebanese post Civil War symbols: the late prime minister Rafik Hariri, the Hezbollah party and the pop music industry. By doing so he explores the idea that the country has declared the end of the war without asking some basic questions about its past: who is responsible and how do we prevent it from happening again?
It’s all in Lebanon is a journey through modern Lebanon, a country torn between contradictions. Wissam Charaf explores the significance of the image in Lebanese society, showing opposing campaigns of political movements, Hezbollah videos of heroic martyred fighters and music videos of high-heeled, scarcely dressed pop stars.
Director: Wissam Charaf