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Why So Many Soldiers?

Lebanon, 1992 (MIFF 1993, Documentary)

Director: Samia Mikhail

A journalist is sitting alone in a cafe in Beirut waiting for his friends to come back. He remains alone and imagines the life that could grow again among the ruins of the city.

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