DVD Box: War of Peace, Shia Echoes by Hady Zaccak
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This DVD box includes 3 documentaries by filmmaker Hadi Zaccak that depicts the situation in Lebanon after the July 2006 war through the eyes of several young Lebanese citizens.
'The war of peace' (2007), 'Shia echoes from Lebanon' (2007) and 'Sunni echoes from Lebanon' (2008) set out to capture the shades of political movements that we continue to live in till the present day.

Language: Arabic
Movie Subtitles: English, French
Recording: PAL, All Zones
DVD Release Date: 2010
Weight: 0.5 Kgs.
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DVD Movie: 12 Angry Lebanese The Documentary
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$21
Film By Zeina Daccache

A theatre director, specializing in working with disadvantaged and traumatized people, Zeina Daccache struggled to set up Lebanon's first prison-based drama project in the country's notorious Roumieh Prison.

For 15 months, 45 adult male inmates, some completely illiterate, found themselves working together to present an adaptation of the famous stage play '12 Angry Men', here re-named '12 Angry Lebanese'.
Through their new-found creative outlet, we witness the prisoners coalesce into a slick, professional ensemble.

The drama therapy sessions, the interviews with the inmates, the moments of crisis, the moments of joy, and the interaction with both Daccache and the external audience, convey an extraordinary message of hope, forgiveness and change.

In the course of their artistic journey, these murderers, drug dealers and rapists reveal kindness and faith in life.

Inspiring and honest, this account of the prisoners' journey demonstrates the efficacy of drama therapy and its positive effects on some of the most ostracized individuals in society.

Recording: PAL, All Zones
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish
Released: 2009

Also by Zeina Daccache:
DVD: Scheherazades Diary.
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DVD Movie: Gibran Khalil Gibran (PAL zone 2)
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$70
The Rebellious Angel: A series of 30 episodes on 10 DVDs.
The series describes the historical, social, economic and family circumstances in which Gibran grew up and how he witnessed then rebelled against poverty, ignorance, feudalism and injustice. This led him to form his own philosophy on the concepts of love and rebellion. The title of the series, 'The Rebellious Angel' really expresses the two facets of this philosophy.

It shows the period ranging from before Gibrans birth until his first successes in the world of art and literature. What are the difficulties encountered and the challenges he has faced since his childhood and adolescence? What circumstances and what people have influenced him and made him the person we know? The series tries to answer these questions in a highly dramatic and artistic manner with the help of its literature and art as well as studies that the author did in Lebanon and the United States of America.

Zone 2, PAL
Weight: 0.7 Kgs.
DVD Movie: Heritages by Philippe Aractingi
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$17
As he flees Lebanon again in July 2006, Franco Lebanese film director Philippe Aractingi realizes that, like him, his ancestors have been fleeing wars and massacres for five generations.

In a fresco where photos, archives and home videos of his children subtly interact, he tells the story of his familys travels through the Levant. Heritages (Mirath) is a film about exile, memory and transmission, filled with emotion and honesty.

All Zones, PAL 16/9
Language: Arabic, French, Italian
Movie Subtitles: Arabic, French, English, Spanish
Release Date: 2014

More DVDs by director:
Bosta (L'Autobus)
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DVD Movie: Marcedes By Hady Zaccak
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60 years of the Contemporary History of Lebanon seen throughout the story of the Mercedes Ponton (the 180 model) and its German-Lebanese 'family' locally called 'Marcedes'.
Marcedes: the story of a car, a family, a country, by Lebanese film director Hady Zaccak.

All Zones.
Language: Arabic
Movie Subtitles: English/ French/ Spanish
Date of Production: 2011
DVD Release Date: 2015
Weight: 0.5 Kgs.
DVD Movie: Scheherazade s Diary by Zeina Daccache
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The women inmates of Lebanons Baabda Prison mine the depths of personal experience and confront patriarchy as they prepare and present the first theatre performance staged inside an Arab womens prison.

Filmed during and after the ten-month drama therapy/theatre project set up in 2012 in Baabda prison by Lebanese drama therapist and film director Zeina Daccache, this gripping and tragicomic documentary features the women inmates who, through their unprecedented theatre initiative entitled Scheherazade in Baabda, challenge societies that oppress women.

In the course of their artistic journey, these murderers of husbands, adulterers and drug felons reveal stories of domestic violence, traumatic childhood, failed marriage, forlorn romance and deprivation of motherhood that become the narratives of this self-revelatory film, with flamenco dance to boot.

The film journeys into the quotidian of prison life, follows the women storytellers as they rehearse for the show, and intermingles scenes from the live performance with testimonials and backstage antics.

The women of Baabda Prison speak for all female inmates behind bars in Lebanon just as they convey the plight of all women imprisoned by rigid and oppressive mentalities.

The Scheherazades of Baabda dare not only to reflect on their own wrongdoings and crimes but also to stand up before numerous audiences and bare their personal stories to heal their and their communitys wounds and express their sincere desire to change their lives.

In so doing, the women inmates hold up a mirror to Lebanese society, implicating us all in oppression that often leads to crime.

Recording: PAL, All Zones
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English, French
Released: 2013

Also by Zeina Daccache:
DVD: 12 Angry Lebanese The Documentary
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DVD Movie: War on War by Maroun Baghdadi
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The camera wanders through streets standing witness to a war that has destroyed a city and an entire nation.

Bagdadi goes to war against the Lebanese civil war, exploring different locations and situations in a country faced with its own demise.

The poetic text raises questions of life and death through contrasting images of violent death and the will to live.

All Zones, PAL
Language: Arabic
Movie Subtitles: French, English
Duration: 27 min
Release Date: 1978
Weight: 0.25 Kgs.
DVD Movie: Whispers, Hamasat, by Maroun Baghdadi
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$23.5
Whispers follows the Lebanese poet Nadia Tueni (1935-1983) on a journey across different regions of war-torn Lebanon.

The film depicts the fall of a country struggling to survive and find hope. At every station, between sites filled with poetry and nostalgia for a bygone era, the poets dashed dreams and idealized vision of her country coincide with the directors own.

All Zones, PAL
Language: Arabic
Movie Subtitles: French, English
Release Date: 1980
Weight: 0.25 Kgs.
DVD Movie: Ya Omri, 104 Wrinkles, by Hady Zaccak
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Hady follows his grandmother Henriette as she ages and crosses the centenarian milestone to reach 104 years.

He witnesses the transformation of her memory, her emigration from Lebanon to Brazil and the stories of love, children and suspended time.

104 WRINKLES is a journey about aging, memory and life.

Language: Arabic
Movie Subtitles: English, French
Recording: PAL / All Zones
DVD Release Date: 2018
Weight: 0.5 Kgs.
DVD Movies: Collection by Philippe Aractingi
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$80  $75
Philippe Aractingi is compiling a collection of his early films, Courts Mtrages et Documentaires, in which he shares, namely, Beirut of Stone and Memory: images of Beirut accompanied by Nadia Tuenis poems (Gold Medal at the Jeux de la Francophonie, Paris and Jurys Merit at the African and Creole Cinema Days, Montreal).

Also included are three movies which he directed for international television stations: The Dream of the Acrobat Child (France 3, B-SKYB, NDR), Grand Jury Award at the Beryte International Festival, Vol Libre ( Envoy Spcial France 2), Jury Award at the St Hilaire International Festival of Flight, Chemins de Femmes ( Le Jour du Seigneur France 2), and La Valle de Kadicha ( Faut Pas Rver France 3).

A compilation of 5 DVDs in a same box set comprising Bosta, Under the Bombs, Une Terre Pour un Homme, Ghassan Tuenis last interview, Courts Mtrages et Documentaires, and exclusively, Through Mothers Eyes, an investigative 52 documentary produced for Envoy Spcial, that reveals the hidden power of those that we have always assumed to be submissive and on the sidelines. A film that remains alarmingly relevant.

All Zones, PAL
Weight: 1 Kg.
DVD: A Tribute to Kamal Jumblat by Maroun Baghdadi
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$23.5
A transparent look at the life of historic leader Kamal Jumblatt (1917-1977) in a film filled with emotion.

This documentary was filmed on the occasion of the commemoration of Jumblatts death held at the UNESCO Palace.

It is an account of the mans life in the public and political spheres that helps cement his place in his countrys collective memory.

All Zones, PAL
Language: Arabic
Movie Subtitles: French, English
Duration: 57 min
Release Date: 1977

Other DVD movie about Kamal Joumblat:
- Kamal Joumblat witness and martyr, by Hady Zaccak
Weight: 0.25 Kgs.
DVD: All for the Fatherland by Maroun Baghdadi
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We're All for the Fatherland. Koulloula lil Watan. By Lebanese film director Maroun Baghdadi.

This film gives an account of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon through meetings and interviews with common people and leading personalities from the south of the country.

In a satirical twist, We Are All for the Fatherland, mixes footage of the war and its ravages with cut scenes of young children trying to sing the Lebanese national anthem amidst armed conflict, military strategies and speeches.

All Zones, PAL
Language: Arabic
Movie Subtitles: French, English
Duration: 27 min
Release Date: 1979
Weight: 0.25 Kgs.
DVD: Documentaires et ... by Philippe Aractingi
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$17
Documentaires et Courts Mtrages.

Vol Libre au Liban, 18' (1990)
I had always dreamed of flying. In 1989, as I was fleeing the war, I did a paragliding internship in France. At that time, the sport was still in its early stages. When I returned to Lebanon, I realized that flying, or living a few moments of freedom, was not exactly an easy task. This is the story of Lebanons first paraglider, a black comedy that I share with you in an 18-minute film.

Beyrouth de Pierre et de Mmoire, 18' (1992)
En 1991, J'ai film les dernires images du centre ville de Beyrouth. Les pomes de Nadia Tueni sont venus habiller ces images. Ou l'inverse qui sait?

Chemins de Femmes, 29' (1994)
A la fin de la guerre dite civile je suis parti la rencontre de quatre femmes qui taient en peine recherche et qui m'ont racont leur appartenance au christianisme.

Le Rve de l'Enfant Acrobate, 52' (1997)
Mustafa, jeune acrobate au Maroc, cherche l'agent qui pourra le sortir de sa vie de nomade. C'est pour ses yeux pleins de rves que j'ai choisi de faire ce film.

La Valle de Kadicha, 12' (1991)
En 1990 alors que tous les reportages sur le Liban diffuss en France ne parlaient que de la guerre j'ai t la recherche du dernier ermite d'Orient dans la valle de Kadicha.

All Zones, PAL 4/3
Language: French
Movie Subtitles: Arabic
Weight: 1 Kg.
DVD: Documentaries Boxset by Maroun Baghdadi
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$107  $102
This is a 5-DVD pack which includes Lebanese filmmaker Maroun Baghdadi's 7 Documentary films: War on war, Achoura, Kamal Jumblatt, Whispers, All For the Motherland, The Most Beautiful of All Mothers, The Story of a Village and a War.

All Zones, PAL
Language: Arabic
Movie Subtitles: French, English
Weight: 1 Kg.
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DVD: Kamal Joumblatt witness ... by Hady Zaccak
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$23
Kamal Joumblatt recounts the major events of his life until his assassination on the 16th of March 1977.

'Kamal Joumblatt witness and martyr' takes us on a global journey from Lebanon, all the way to India, following the footsteps of Kamal Joumblatt, the Founder of the PSP (Progressive Socialist Party), the Leader, the Rebel, the Reformist, the Thinker, the Poet, the spiritualist

Kamal Joumblatt (1917-1977) becomes the last witness of his own life. By Lebanese filmmaker Hady Zaccak.

Awards:
-Best Director, Best Music and Best Editing at the 3rd Lebanese Cinema Movie Guide Awards 2016.

-Special mention from the jury at the 18th Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt 2016.

-Winner of the Francophone Trophy for the best feature documentary 2016.

Language: Arabic
Movie Subtitles: Arabic with English and French subtitles
Date of Production: 2015
DVD Release Date: 2015

Other DVD movie about Kamal Joumblat:
- A Tribute to Kamal Jumblat, by Maroun Baghadi
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DVD: Par le Regard des Meres by Philippe Aractingi
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In 1991, the borders reopen in Lebanon. Between documentary and patchwork, this film addresses the issue of war and suffering through a different lens, the womans. And more specifically, that of the mothers.

It reveals the hidden power of those that we have always assumed to be submissive and on the sidelines. These mothers who raised a same people, walking straight towards death.

This is the story of several women from very different religious communities. It is the story of the Druze who finds her son three years after his death, reincarnated in another village. It is the story of the Shiite who teaches her son to follow the path of conflict, and that of the Christian who must avenge her murdered son.

To see this film again today is to recognize the extent to which the ethical plurality it highlights is still of actuality.

All Zones, PAL 16/9
Language: French, English, Arabic
Movie Subtitles: French, English, Arabic
Release Date: 1991
Weight: 0.25 Kgs.