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Torture and Love in South Lebanon: Wild Flowers—Women of South Lebanon 1986; Women Beyond Borders 2004

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This chapter focuses on two documentaries and their inspiring women protagonists who demonstrate their “capacity for resistance”. The films, Wild Flowers: Women of South Lebanon and Women Beyond Borders, were made in 1986 and 2004 and are set mainly in South Lebanon when parts were under Israeli military control. Wildflowers includes both rare archive film and unique recreations of history with mass actions by women. Women Beyond Borders gives an inside picture of the lives of women who spent years in Khiam prison.

Keywords

  • Khadijeh Herz
  • Kifah Afifi
  • Soha Bechara
  • Khiam prison
  • Ansar prison
  • Torture
  • South Lebanese Army
  • Hamid Naficy
  • South Lebanon
  • Resistance
  • Lebanese civil war

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Brittain, V. (2020). Torture and Love in South Lebanon: Wild Flowers—Women of South Lebanon 1986; Women Beyond Borders 2004. In: Love and Resistance in the Films of Mai Masri. Palgrave Studies in Arab Cinema. Palgrave Pivot, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37522-5_3

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