Screening & Discussion: "Nothing is Safe: Israel's 2006 War on Lebanon" Screening Series

Wed, August 13, 2008 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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To mark the 2nd anniversary of Israel's war on the people of Lebanon, Alwan for the Arts and Deep Dish TV present four evenings of films from Deep Dish TV's new eight part television series NOTHING IS SAFE. The screenings are on consecutive Wednesdays July 23, July 30, Aug 6, and Aug 13.

AUG 13th, 7pm Program

"Notes on The War" by Rosie Bsheer and Maya Mikdashi

"A Question of Balance" by Suzy Salamy, Anna Noguiera and Cathy Edwards

"Lebanon / War" by Rania Stephen

$5 Suggested Donation


(Rosie Bsheer and Maya Mikdashi, 54 min)

Highlights the voices of Lebanese citizens who were displaced during the war. It addresses the debates within Lebanese society that were sparked by the conflict, the Lebanese government response to the crisis, the role of Hizbollah and how the U.S. attempted to define the Israeli attack as part of the “war on terrorism.”


produced by Suzy Salamy, video by Ana Noguiera and Cathy Edwards (28 min)

We often hear of "the destruction on both sides" caused by the war. Without minimizing the loss of any innocent lives or justifying "collateral damage, is that destruction comparable? The three segments in this program look at the destruction in both Lebanon and Israel.


(Rania Stephan, 30 min)

Shot in the urgency of the July 2006 war led by Israel against Lebanon, these eight short videos present a ledger of how the average Lebanese negotiated their daily lives during and right after the war. Compelling vignettes that give a voice to a street-cleaner in the deserted Martyrs' Square, residents from the south displaced and relocated to public schools, a volunteer rescue worker in the southern suburbs, parents and kin during an informal memorial celebration. Far from the bombastic media frenzy, the tragedy of war is recorded with humility and simplicity.

Last updated: 2008-07-31 16:10:50

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