74 (The Reconstitution Of A Struggle)

Direction
Year
2012
Country
  • Lebanon
Duration
95min
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Students demonstrate against a tuition increase. For 37 days, they occupy university offices. Any resemblance to recent events is completely intentional. With the Lebanese student revolt of 1974 as their starting point, filmmakers Rania and Raed Rafei direct an absorbing documentary on the core issues of revolution and democracy. In addition to a meticulous re-enactment, they include theatrical improvisations in which activists give their interpretations of the student leaders’ actions in ’74. The simplicity of the film’s direction lets us focus on the debates, by turns impassioned, intelligent and even annoying thanks to their ideologically driven didacticism. How do you change the world? The question has never been more relevant.

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  • Original title
    74 (Istiaadat Nidal)
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    RAED RAFEI, RANIA RAFEI
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Nadim Saoma
  • Editing
    Rania Rafei
  • Sound
    ADI TABBAL, STEPHANE RIVES
  • Duration
    95 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • Lebanon
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
      • ORJOUANE PRODUCTIONS
  • Festivals
    • FIDMarseille- prix GNCR (France)
    • DOCLISBOA (Portugal)
    • Printemps du Cinema Arabe (France)
    • FIF85- La Roche Sur Yon (France)
    • RIDM- Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montreal (Canada)
    • Delhi International Film Festival (Inde)
    • Ayam Beirut Al Cinema'iya (Lebanon)
    • Middle East Now- Florence (Italy)
    • Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival (Morocco) Prix de la Première Oeuvre (First film prize) et Prix du Public (Audience Prize)
    • Visions Du Reel (Focus Lebanon)- Nyon (Suisse)
    • Festival Internacional de Curitiba (Brazil)
  • Awards
    • FIDMarseille- prix GNCR (France)
    • Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival (Morocco) Prix de la Première Oeuvre (First film prize) et Prix du Public (Audience Prize)

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