Home Sweet Home - Feature Documentary
Category: Arab Documentary Film Program
The director’s father spent 40 years of his life as the founder and director of “Rabia Lebanese School,” a secular school in Beirut’s southern suburbs, which was once a mixed area, but is now predominately Shiite and a stronghold of Hizbullah. Today, 69 years old and drowning in debt, he must sell the school and retire. Her mother is relieved to see the school up for sale. For the director, returning home after many years spent abroad, the school’s closure spells the death of an era in Lebanon, as she sets out to document this painful period in the lives of her family as well as in the life of the country.