About a war
proiezione / screening
in collaborazione con / in cooperation with Institut français Palermo
The relationship with the Institut français of Palermo, with which the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival has a fruitful collaboration also during the year, is consolidated. The Institut français of Palermo brings to the festival the work About a War by Daniele Rugo and Abi Weaver, a film that explores violence and social change through the stories of former Lebanese civil war fighters.
regia / director Daniele Rugo, Abi Weaver
fotografia / photography Daniele Rugo
montaggio / editing Masahiro Hirakubo
produzione / production Iterations Film
Libano-Regno Unito, 2018, 82′
v.o. con sottotitoli in italiano e inglese / o.v. with English and Italian subtitles
The Lebanese Civil War saw 250,000 dead, 1 million displaced and 17,000 people still missing. In 1990, the Taif agreement brought the war to a close, integrating warring parties into a power sharing government. About a War presents compelling testimonies from tree ex-fighters who bravely volunteer a rare glimpse into the trauma, regret and redemption of a militiaman. While their own personal confessions delve deeper into issues of violence and politics in the Middle East, they also stand as a cautionary tale for a country that continues to be marred by inequality and sectarian divide.