The One Man Village

Dokus
Independent
| 85
Arabic
| English

The merciless fighting between Christian and Druze militia in the region around Mount Lebanon ended in reprisals against civilians - in the form of massacres and displacement. Entire villages were evacuated and destroyed. When reconciliation was officially declared in 1994, Christians were allowed to return to their villages. In the village of Aïn al-Halazoun, only one man decided to return to his village for good. Each story in this film provides a glimpse of the history of Lebanon and the situation of a country half-way between forgetting and remembering. The film addresses the consequences of war and the attempt to accept painful memories as part of one’s life.