European Muslims and Eastern Christians: The Broken Mirrors (2006)

Genres - Culture & Society, Spirituality & Philosophy  |   Sub-Genres - Race & Ethnicity, Religions & Belief Systems, Social Issues, Sociology  |   Run Time - 133 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

Socioculturally speaking, the geographic area formerly designated as the Ottoman Empire (later divided up as Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lebanon and other countries) marks a unique region - a nexus between European Christianity and European Islam, witness to members of each religious group living side by side, despite a tortuous and conflicted history rife with conflicts that occasionally erupted into genocide. Jacques Debs's documentary European Muslims and Eastern Christians: The Broken Mirrors travels to this unique area, where the filmmaker uses his own history and experience as a Lebanese Christian as a jumping-off point, to investigate the broader ethno-social and religious complexities of the area.