Beirut: The Last Home Movie
Directed by Jennifer Fox
BEIRUT: THE LAST HOME MOVIE is an imaginative film which challenges documentary form and concepts of reality by exposing a personal response to a global event three months in the life of a Lebanese family living in a heavily-bombed Beirut neighborhood. The film takes us beyond facts and statistics of nightly news reports into one family s experience of war. Revealing the power of cinema verite at its best, the film s simple recordings of everyday life become a fascinating, complex and multi-layered look at the connections between personal and political lives. By capturing the visceral, subjective experience of a family living in war-torn Lebanon, BEIRUT: THE LAST HOME MOVIE translates a baffling political crisis into its most human terms.