After the 17 years of civil war, the Christians, the Muslims, the Israeli invasion, the Syrian ocupation, the Palestinian cause, the 200 000 victims, we thought it was over. For us survivors, the end of the war meant the beginning of peace.
This film tries to retrace, since the end of the Lebanese civil war, the path of a country where war has never ceased to exist, through the image culture of the main protagonists and enemy brothers of post-war Lebanon.
How do Pop and Propaganda co-exist? Why is Beirut the capital of Arab showbiz, for the better and the worst? Pin-up icons or icons of war heroes ? Icons of reconstruction and money or icons of the resistance and war "till the liberation of Jerusalem"?
And most of all, why, 20 years after the official end of the war, have we not been capable of building a nation ?