Home Sweet Home

Nadine Naous  |  Arab Documentary Film Program  |  2011  |  Lebanon
Filmmaker Naous’s father spent 40 years as the director of a secular school he founded in Beirut’s southern suburbs, once a mixed area but now predominantly a Hezbollah stronghold. Today, the 69-year-old founder is drowning in debt and must sell his school which is causing him devastation yet relieving his wife. Naous returns to her homeland to document this period in her family’s life and the life of Lebanon.