Women from South Lebanon
TitleWomen from South Lebanon
DirectorMai Masri, Jean Chamoun
CountryLebanon
Year1986
Duration1hr 11mins
Format16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionThis superbly shot film is a moving docu-drama which allows the women of South Lebanon to speak for themselves, using archive footage, interviews and the dramatic reconstruction of the experiences of Khadijeh, a Lebanese woman. The contrasts and contradictions of everyday life co-exist with the horrors of war in Lebanon. Under Israeli occupation, women of all ages are given a collective voice and the details of their proud, active resistance to the aggressors becomes another fact of history....The film approaches the south, caresses it with love, inhabits its states of being in acts of resistance, dance, laughter and tears...(I. Abdallah)