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Shia Echoes

This documentary sets out to capture the shades of political movements and opinions held today by Lebanese Shiites through the profiles of three young people and the intervention of an important Shiite cleric Sayyed Hani Fahs. Marwan Hamdan is an aspiring filmmaker with “Leftist” beliefs who is facing difficulties in living in a society becoming more and more religious and closed.
Fouad Khraiss is a student who supports the “Amal” Movement founded by Imam Moussa Sadr.
Isra’a Aoudeh is a fervent follower of Hizbullah.
The figure of the father, cinema v/s politics, the relation to “Dahieh”-Beirut southern suburb which is a Shiite stronghold- the south and liberation- the absence of a unifying state are all themes exposed in this journey where secularism and sectarianism face each other and where the echoes put question marks on Lebanon itself.

Original title: Asda’a Shi’a min Louban
Year of production: 2007
Original language: Arabic (with English subtitles)
Director of Photography: Muriel Aboulrouss
Sound: Mouhab Shanesaz
Assistant Director: Marwan Hamdan
Assistant camera & lighting: Talal Khoury
Political consultant: Mohammed Al-Dika
Editing: Elias Shaheen
Music: Emile Aouad
Sound design: Rana Eid
Graphics: Saad Kaabour
Production Manager: Micheline Nasrany
Line Producer: Marwan Tarraf
Executive producer: Jerry Mosier
Production: Gulf Trend Productions & Darkside TV & Film Production
Written and Directed by: Hady Zaccak
Format: HDV
Running time: 52 minutes
Participants: Marwan Hamdan, Isra’a Aoudeh, Fouad Khraiss.
With the intervention of Sayyed Hani Fahs.

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