al-Āʻsār = The Tornado

Barcode: 58952584 Call Number: V-ARA 119 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 90 min. System Requirements: Region 1 DVD Region: Region 1 Language: Arabic Creator: Directed by Samir Habchi Description: Beirut, civil war. There are checkpoints, arbitrary executions, car bombs, machine guns, handguns, funeral processions, ambushes, hot heads, vendettas, and revenge. Cruelty and death are everywhere. Akram, who's been studying in Russia, is back in Beirut on holiday and plans to visit his mother in his home village. But can he get there? He spends time with friends in the city; they tell stories of death. Danger is on all sides. Driving down the street may lead to murder. Touches of the surreal appear: are they real, are they dreams? Can Akram survive? If so, at what cost? Collection: Language Resource Center