Resistance – Why

RESISTANCE – WHY, Christian Ghazi, Lebanon 1971, Digital file, OV, 53 min
Sep 4, 2021 19:00 Arsenal Cinema
Introduction: Liana Kassir (Nadi Lekol Nas)

In 1970, at the urging of the Lebanese organization Soraya Antonius (Fifth of June Society), directors Christian Ghazi and Noureddine Chatti went to meet and film selected Arab political and public figures, particularly Palestinians living in Lebanon. In the resultant material Ghassan Kanafani, Sadiq Jalal Al- Azm, Nabil Shaath and others offer their perspective on the Palestinian revolution, anchoring it in a history that dates back to the early 20th century. Together, these testimonies describe the multiple labor strikes and popular protests that had taken place in Palestine since the Ottoman and British occupations and the establishment of the Israeli state in 1948. 
With Liana Kassir of Nadi Lekol Nas, an organization committed to safeguarding, archiving and transmitting cinematographic, musical, and literary productions of the Levant from the 1930s onwards. A digitization by Arsenal in cooperation with Nadi Lekol Nas.