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The assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri on February 14 2005 triggered what came to be seen as a "revolution" in Lebanon. The Lebanese people congregated in downtown... See full summary
The assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri on February 14 2005 triggered what came to be seen as a "revolution" in Lebanon. The Lebanese people congregated in downtown Beirut in a series of demonstrations and even set up a protest camp in the area demanding political change and declaring national solidarity. The climax of the "revolution" was on April 13 2005, the 30th anniversary of the Lebanese Civil War. For the first time since the end of the war in 1990, it was commemorated by the Lebanese people, who were propelled by their new-found zeal for national unity. The film offers a critical view of the "revolution". Starting with the jubilation of the Lebanese as they paraded in downtown Beirut declaring their nationalism and reflecting on the greatness of the "revolution", the film moves on to show how national unity soon became no more than the latest fashion: everything in Lebanon was on sale in the name of national unity, from food to handbags to make up. The...

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