This documentary film has been
shown in Cairo (Egypt)
at 6th Cairo Conference against USA and Zionist Occupation
and it was selected for Medimed 2008 in Sitges (Spain)
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Lebanon and Palestine: two peoples fighting imperialism
Documentary film description
Runtime: 60 minutes
Directed and edited by Mariella Megna
Written by Giorgio Riboldi
Produced by L’altra Lombardia – SU LA TESTA
Release date: 2008
First part: geopolitical
introduction (from Lebanon’s origin to the last Israeli
aggression in 2006)
Second part: Palestinian
refugee camps in Lebanon ( Beddawi, Nahr el Bared and others) and
topical political subjects (the election of the new President,
the adversaries and their positions with some interviews).
Mariella Megna and Giorgio Riboldi, members of L’altra Lombardia – SU
LA TESTA association, shooted this documentary film during a visit in
Lebanon organized by ‘Not to forget Sabra e Chatila’ Committee.
They paid particular attention to southern Lebanon and the
Palestinian refugee camps, in particular Bourj el Shemali (Tyre), Bourj
and Shatilla (Beyrouth), Beddawi and Nahr el Bared (Tripoli).
It is an attempt to tell the story of this country from its origin to
the last Israeli aggression, investigating Khiam’s prison, Sabra and
Chatila massacre and the situation in the Palestinian refugee camps.
You can see Nahr el Bared refugee camp razed to the
ground by the Lebanese army and its inhabitants forced to live in the
nearby Beddawi refugee camp’s schools.
There are also the interviews to a member of the opposition and to
PFLP’s secretary-general in Lebanon, talking about the present
The authors want this documentary film to be a mean of understanding
Lebanon’s complex political events, consequently all the first part is
dedicated to historical reconstruction.
In the second part the Palestinian refugees’ situation and the topical
political subjects are treated.
This documentary film is dedicated to the reporter Stefano
Chiarini, “Not to forget Sabra e Chatila” Committee’s
founder, to George Habash, PFLP’s founder, and to Ahmed Sa’adat, PFLP’s
general-secretary, jailed in Israel at present