Al Jazeera’s The War Of Lebanon

The War of Lebanon is a 15-part documentary produced exclusively by Al Jazeera Satellite Channel and distributed worldwide by Sabbah Media Corporation. This 2-year project cost several hundred thousand dollars and entailed filming over 150 hours of interviews with the major players in the events that took place in Lebanon between 1976 – 1990. Over 200 tons of equipment were shipped and transported during filming. More than 20 people took part in the production. In addition to interviews, the program relied heavily on archive material, over 26 hours of film footage were viewed to provide the 6 hours used in the program. In addition, still photographs were purchased from international photo agencies such as Gamma, and from Lebanese newspapers. Other historical materials in the program include declassified US State Department documents. Moreover, the program presents in the 1st two episodes the historical background of the major events that influenced the course of the 15-year war.
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 01 – Baptism of Fire
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 02 – The Roots of Conflict
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 03 – Explosion
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 04 – Death of a Country
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 05 – Damascus Intervenes
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 06 – Fire and Embers
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 07 – Zahle And The Indian Summer
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 08 – Sharon Invades
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 09 – Occupation Of An Arab Capital
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 10 – The Massacre
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 11 – Defeat of a Superpower
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 12 – Chaos
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 13 – Damascus Returns
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 14 – The Storm
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 15 – The Accord to End War

It can be purchased here

Or downloaded at One Big Torrent

(Thanks to Blacksmiths of Lebanon whom I copied the links from, I’d found the google videos and while searching for a review of the content to post with the links I found they’d already done all the work, no point in reinventing the wheel :D)

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  1. […] The first is a 15 episode documentary produced  by Al-Jazeera called the War For Lebanon.  The series covers every episode of the Lebanese Civil War and features many of the most important players.   In short, its an essential primary source for anyone studying Lebanese history and politics.  The transcripts are also available. […]

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