Film Screening: Resistance & Hezbollah

March 10th, 2007 | Posted in Hezbollah, Resistance

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Soha Bechara Returns to Lebanon:

Tuesday, March 20th
Doors: 7:30pm
Suggested Donation: $7-10
Mile End Cultural Center
5390 St. Laurent
[corner St. Viateur]

Film Projection:
Soha Returns to the Country of Hezbollah [French]

Middle Eastern Music: Hassan el-Hadi on Oud
DJ Leila P / DJ Kandis

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This event will feature the first public screening in Canada of a recently released T.V. documentary on Soha Béchara’s return to Lebanon after Israel’s attack on the country this past summer.

Béchara herself is a symbol of the movement of national resistance against Israel’s occupation of southern Lebanon from 1982 to 2000. A former Lebanese political prisoner, she spent 10 years in the notorious Israeli-run Khiam prison in southern Lebanon. She was released in 1998 after a major international campaign, and now lives in Geneva.

The film documents Béchara’s first visit to Lebanon following the 2006 Israeli attack. This powerful documentary portrays Béchara’s interactions and discussions in the wake of the summer war, providing insights into Hezbollah’s role in southern Lebanon and in Lebanese national politics, while examining the overall political complexities of the country.

Tadamon! presents this film with a view to uncovering something of the underlying reality of resistance movements in Lebanon, a reality that is often obscured by Canadian mainstream media coverage and government discourse. In fact, Canada currently categorizes Hezbollah as a “terrorist” organization; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Peter Mackay referred to the political movement as a “cancer” on Lebanese society, while Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day denounced it as “one of the most vicious Murderous groups in the world today.” Such stances support Canadian policies towards the Middle East which undermine the political aspirations and autonomy of people throughout the entire region, from southern Lebanon, to occupied Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine. The domestic face of such rhetoric and policies is the use of “anti-terror” legislation to criminalize communities in Canada that support popular movements against North American economic and political domination of the region as well as Israeli apartheid and occupation.

Join Tadamon! for a film screening aimed at creating a space for genuine political debate regarding Hezbollah and the role of different Lebanese resistance movements.

Info: 514 664 1036 / tadamon[at]

1 Comment »


Je préfère qu’on utilise le mot centre de détention et pas une prison quand on parle du centre de khiam… en utilisant le mot prison nous donnons sans faire attention une certaine légalité à ce centre. Merci de votre attention

Comment by Faten — March 10th, 2007 @ 10:14 PM

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