Documentary film: Nahr el-Bared Talks Back
Nahr el-Bared talks back
On 20th May 2007, fighting broke out between the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and a new militia group calling itself Fatah al-Islam based in Nahr el-Bared, a Palestinian refugee camp near Tripoli, North Lebanon. After 15-weeks of intense bombardment, the camp was reduced to rubble and more than 30,000 residents made homeless. Despite plans to rebuild the ruined camp, the displaced families live under dire conditions and face an uncertain future.
In Nahr el-Bared Talks Back the displaced refugees narrate the fearful story of the camp's destruction, the dangers of being under siege, their fateful escape from the camp and their hopes of one day to return. But most of all, Nahr el-Bared Talks Back is the tale of Palestinian families losing their most valuable assets - home and community - in the face of chronic uncertainty. Mixing original footage shot in the camp with the refugees' own voices, this film is the inside story of a humanitarian disaster that shocked Lebanon and made international headlines.
Film details: Documentary film, colour, 45 minutes, Arabic with English subtitles.
Directed by: Aidoun and CMI
Editor/edited by: Hashem Adnan, Bashar Younes
Produced at: RedLine - Seven Media House Beirut Ltd (2009)
Funded by: Global Moments in the Levant (GML) project with support from the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI).
For more details of the film and film trailer, see external website:
SuperCamp: Genealogies of Humanitarian Containment in the Middle East
Are John Knudsen,Kjersti G. Berg
The Limits of Law: Abortion in the Middle East and Northern Africa
Irene Maffi and Liv Tønnessen
Health and Human Rights Journal
Superleiren: Midtøsten som regional flyktningleir
Are John Knudsen
Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier
Irregular Migration or Human Trafficking? The Realities of Cross-border Population Mobility in Western Sudan
Abdelmageed M. Yahya
How do host–migrant proximities shape attitudes toward internal climate migrants?
Päivi Lujala, Sosina Bezu, Ivar Kolstad, Minhaj Mahmud, Arne Wiig
A Critique of the Humanitarian (B)order of Things
Antonio De Lauri
Journal of Identity and Migration Studies
The New Lost Boys of Sudan
POMEPS Studies : Youth Politics in the Middle East and North Africa.
Everyday humanitarian diplomacy: Experiences from border areas
Cristina Churruca Muguruza
The UAE’s Humanitarian Diplomacy: Claiming State Sovereignty, Regional Leverage and International Recognition
A place-based framework for assessing resettlement capacity in the context of climate change induced displacement
Solomon Zena Walelign, Päivi Lujala