A series of letters written by Hanady Salman – a mother living through the war in Beirut – carve a narrative arc through the intense and haunting images of conflict. She tells the stories of her family and the people she lives the war with – the refugees, the wounded, and the everyday Lebanese, struggling to maintain their sanity and their humanity during a time of war.
The War of 33 is more than a document of a particular historical experience. What emerges is a universal story – a complex picture of love, pain, resistance and survival in the face of uncertainty and violence.
“The simple narrative from this technologically connected woman who bravely reported back from the front lines is a beautiful thing; the fact that this is something which continues in a civilized world is inexcusable.” – Kick Node
“The letters of Hanady Salman reveal real cost of war” – Cinema Politica
New Orleans Human Rights Film Festival
New York Arab
South Asian Film Festival
OVNI – Barcelona
BeyondTV – UK
35 minutes on 1 disc plus DVD bonus material:
Discussion with Amy Goodman and US Army Deserter Ryan Johnson at the North American premiere of Deserter
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