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74 (The Reconstruction of a Struggle) (2012)

74 (La reconstitution d'une lutte) (original title)
1974. Lebanon is in intellectual, cultural and political ferment. Between March and April, for 37 days, a few students from the American University of Beirut occupy the university's ... See full summary »

Directors:

Raed Rafei, Rania Rafei
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Credited cast:
Nassim Arabi Nassim Arabi ... Yussef
Yusri El Chami Yusri El Chami ... Iyad
Rita Hedroj Rita Hedroj ... Rima
Maarouf Mawloud Maarouf Mawloud ... Hanzala
Sandra Njeim Sandra Njeim ... Alia
Nizar Sleiman Nizar Sleiman ... Fawaz
Assaad Thebian Assaad Thebian ... Ghassan
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1974. Lebanon is in intellectual, cultural and political ferment. Between March and April, for 37 days, a few students from the American University of Beirut occupy the university's premises to protest against rising tuition fees. 2011: in the midst of the Arab Spring, Rania and Raed Rafei decide to step back and reconsider today's situation in the light of that period which was pregnant with hope, but also a prelude to civil war. Should they revive the past? Recall it? Reconstruct it? That's a crucial question. Here the method is decisive. First, make meticulous research. Then launch the experiment, as the film doesn't only reread past events, but also searches for their echo in today's time. Thus yesterday's protagonists are portrayed by their likely modern counterparts, political actors involved in present struggles. What is democracy today, and how can we fight? A few guidelines, a few emblematic accessories as so many signs (a picture of Che Guevara, a megaphone) and here they go... Written by NF

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Country:

Lebanon

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

8 July 2012 (France) See more »

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74 (The Reconstruction of a Struggle) See more »

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