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Politics and Film: Palestine and Lebanon 70s–80s


[Venue] Yamagata Citizens’ Hall (Small Hall)

Many films about Palestine and Lebanon were filmed in the 1970s and 80s—the era of the 1967 Six-Day War and the following Lebanese Civil War. In this program, Part 1: Palestinian Revolution and Militant Cinema features films made in response to the people’s movement calling for liberation of Palestine, including Revolution until Victory aka We are the Palestinian People, L’Olivier, One Hundred Faces for a Single Day, and The Red Army / PFLP: Declaration of World War, as well as films created later to examine that period, such as Genet in Shatila and Off Frame aka Revolution until Victory. Part 2: Jocelyne Saab’s Lebanon and Beirut shows early works by leading Arab filmmaker Jocelyne Saab depicting Lebanon and Beirut: Lebanon in Turmoil; Beirut, Never More; Letter from Beirut, Beirut, My City, and Once Upon a Time in Beirut.


Part 1: Palestinian Revolution and Militant Cinema
Fatah: Palestine  1970
Red Army / PFLP: Declaration of World War  1971
One Hundred Faces for a Single Day  1972
Revolution until Victory aka We are the Palestinian People  1973
L’Olivier  1976
Here and Elsewhere  1976
The Fifth War  1979
Genet in Shatila  1999
Off Frame aka Revolution until Victory  2016
Palestine Today  

Part 2: Jocelyne Saab’s Lebanon and Beirut
Lebanon in Turmoil  1975
Beirut, Never More  1976
Letter from Beirut  1978
Beirut, My City  1982
Once Upon a Time in Beirut  1994