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In September 2006 I traveled alone to the south of Lebanon to see firsthand the consequences of the Israel/Hezbollah conflict.

I came upon the people of Lebanon rarely seen in the mainstream media. This is their story, in their own words.

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This documentary shows the consequences of war in Lebanon primarily through the perspectives of her own diverse people and communities. Some interviews were planned; others happened serendipitously when I was there, through chance connections or by being referred to someone new.

Because I was completely on my own – not affiliated or supported by a news outlet or a corporation – I was able to meet with many Lebanese from all sides of the struggle. Much of what I learned was from people who were willing to sit down with a westerner both on and off camera to explain their situations to me, and to freely express their beliefs and opinions. I respect and appreciate them putting their trust in me to tell their story. I can only hope to pass on with a minimum of editorializing what they told me to you.

Pandi And Kris

It is our hope that this documentary will go far in dispelling myths and stereotypes to present a fairer and fuller representation of the people of Lebanon and their plight. The situation in Lebanon is infinitely more complex than what is presented in the mainstream media. Every subject – every person – is a spectrum of issues, and needs to be seen and understood in that way.

I returned from this trip with a deep respect for the people of Lebanon, but also much sadness from all the conflict they continue to witness.

With gratitude,

Krisztian K. Orban

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Thank you,

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