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Suspended Dreams (5/6)


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 50 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1992
Available in French: No

A courageous documentary from Lebanon about the effects of 16 years of civil war on what was once the intellectual, cultural, and commercial center of the Arab world. The film tells the story of four Beirut citizens from very different backgrounds as they struggle to reconstruct their homes and lives amid the chaos, the broken buildings, and the unexploded mines of their once beautiful city. The film assesses the appalling impact of modern warfare on the environment, and looks ahead to a new conflict in the making, over the Middle East's most precious commodity - water.

Awards: Grand Prix, Best Documentary, Festival du Monde Arabe, Paris; First Prize, Damascus Film Festival; Joint First Prize, WWF-UK Award for Best National Documentary and Current Affairs Programming, British Environment and Media Awards

Links: http://www.tve.org - the producer’s site

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