Addressing questions of cultural identity amidst tragic historical circumstances, this film is a very personal recollection of the filmmaker's experience of being displaced from his civil war-torn country to a more universal exploration of memory. Using a female voiceover and archival images, Roads full of apricots is a meditation on history, films, literature, and the inner experience of nostalgia.
Issues of representation within the occupied zone of South Lebanon are explored in this film. Three staged interviews with Lebanese prisoners in Israel illustrate aspects of life under occupation. The interview format is a tribute to Jean-Luc Godard's Here and elsewhere, which dealt with the Palestinian/Israeli conflict 20 years earlier.
Investigates the possibilities and limits of writing a history of the Lebanese wars (1975-1991), documenting not what happened but what can be imagined, what can be said, what can be taken for granted, what can appear as rational, sayable, and thinkable about the wars. Raad incorporates slides, notebook pages, and videotape excerpts as historical artifacts attributed to imaginary sources.
"Based on the true story of director Ari Folman, an Israeli army veteran who realises he can remember nothing of the 1982 Lebanon War in which he fought, the film charts his journey to uncover the secrets of the past." -- Container.
Explores the history and beliefs of the Armenian Orthodox Church in Lebanon, which dates from the beginning of the fourth century, 301 AD, when Christianity was officially accepted by the Armenians as the state religion.
The film is set in the early 80's in the heat of the first war with Lebanon (also called the Sinai war). Summer Story is a charming tale of a young boy named Gal (Kosta Kaplan) who is the mail boy in a small village in Israel. On his daily routes he befriends Chaya (Aya Stienovitz) a 19 year old girl with a heart ...
The Antilias Seminary, on the occasion of its 75th anniversary of establishment, introduces the daily life of the students during the morning service and Vespers, their lessons and extra curricular activities. His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia shares his thoughts and visions of future.