Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Lebanese "Ecological" Movie

Movie about Sidon dump wins first prize at ecological film festival in France

"Lebanese director Mohammad Sarji won first prize at the International Ecological Film Festival in the French region of Bourges for his film "La Montagne de Saida" (Sidon Mountain). [...]

"The 15-minute film sheds light on the catastrophic impact of Sidon's notorious garbage dump on the area's environment. [...]

"In the film, Julia Hammoud, a 7-year-old girl from Sidon, relates the story of the trash heap, highlighting its dangers and negative effects on the health of residents, particularly children. Sidon's children suffer from asthma more than children anywhere else in Lebanon. [...]"

Source: Daily Star (Lebanon)