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SOUHA, SURVIVING HELL

  • Randa Chahal Sabbag
  • History
  • 2001
  • 56'

Souha Bechara is a young southern Lebanese girl who, like thousands of other girls, found herself at an early age in the midst of a civil war. In 1988, after a long preparation, Souha attempted to assassinate General Antoine Lahad, leader of the South Lebanse Army, the pro-Istraeli Christian militia. Although badly wounded, he survided, and Souha was imprisoned for ten years in the Khiam prison, the infamous dungeon whoses very existence was denied by the Israelis and their Lebanese collaborators. Locked up in a tiny cell in total isolation and repeatedly tortured, her refusal to collaborate soon became a legend. Thanks to an international campaign, Souha was finally freed in 1998

  • DIRECTOR

    Randa Chahal Sabbag

  • CO-PRODUCER

    Cinétévé - LEIL PRODUCTION - Le comité des détenus de Khiam

  • LENGTH

    56'

  • BROADCASTER

    France 3

  • FORMAT

    16/9

  • SUPPORT LOCATION

    dvcam

  • LANGUAGES

    VFST, VAST

  • AWARDS

    FIPA 2001 "Documentaires de création et essais"
    Docklands 2001
    Human Rights Watch International Film Festival - Londres 2002
    Biennale de Cinémas Arabes 2002 à Paris
    Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2002
    Carthage Film Festival 2002 compétition internationnale
    Mosaicos do Libano - Bresil 2002

  • AUTHOR

    Randa CHAHAL SABBAG

  • CREW

    Image et sound : Muriel Abourrousse, Randa Chahal Sabbagh;
    Editing : Yves Deschamps;
    Editing sound : Stratos Gabrieldis

  • CAST

    Music : Marcel KHALIFÉ, Ziad RAHBANI

  • DISTRIBUTION

    DOC & CO

  • COPYRIGHT

    Cinétévé - 2001