“Whilst politicians engage in an exuberant battle of words on television and political party flags are flown in the streets, youths demand answers that go beyond symbolism and rhetoric. This 30 minute documentary features youths’ ambivalent love for their home country. Which role do teenagers see for themselves in Lebanon? How can they succeed in making their voices heard?”
This is what the charming short movie “Dear Lebanon: A Teenage Perspective of Bombings, Religion and Politics” (Trailer) is about. Directed by Raphael Schanz in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Stiftung – Middle East Office, ‘Dear Lebanon’ stands out by solely featuring the voices of teenagers, voices that are more often than not ignored in modern socio-political discourse.
The text goes on to say:
“A new generation grows up wishing for nothing more than to live in peace — a generation that more often than not has one thing on its…
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