Defi A L'Oubli (1997)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - Lebanon  |  
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This Lebanese documentary covers the impact of 16 years of war on the National Museum of Beirut, positioned directly between warring factions in the city. When the building was used for Syrian army barracks, curators crated statues and buried them under protective cement. When the war ended in 1991, the museum's treasures were uncrated and restored. The film shows damage to the museum, introducing a fictional character as narrator. Shown at the 1997 Beirut Film Festival.