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City: Bombay
Location: Alliance Française Auditorium
Date: Tue, 2010/03/30 – 6:30pm
Category: Film screening

West Beyrouth by Ziad Doueiri

It is Beirut, 1975. Tarek, Omar, and May are teenagers roaming the streets, listening to pop music and making super 8 films. School has been closed, and the city has been split into the Christian-controlled East Beirut and the Muslim militia-controlled West Beirut, where the teens live. They are forced to grow up faster in ways they had not expected as violence seizes the city and their worlds become smaller as parts of their familiar surroundings are suddenly declared “off-limits.