Remnants Of War
USA, 2009, 76 Minute Running Time
Language: English and Arablic with English Subtitles
Introduction by Erin Breeze of Seeking Common Ground.
Digital presentation - In the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel, one million cluster bomb munitions rained down upon the fields and orchards of south Lebanon. An estimated 35 percent failed to detonate. One year later, teams of locally recruited and trained deminers race to clear the land before more civilians are injured or killed. Remnants of a War takes an intimate look into the lives of these brave women and men. They work shoulder to shoulder to make their land safe again, while their country endures the worst political and economic crisis in 15 years. Remnants of a War is both a primer on the cluster munition problem and a portrait of a people struggling to make a decent living and return the land to their fellow Lebanese.
Free Post-Film Education Workshop in Gallery 30
Immediately following the film, join Seeking Common Ground's Executive Director Erin Breeze for a short interactive workshop where you will explore issues of identity, perspective, and dealing with the realities of contemporary conflicts. Through a short film and discussion exercises, you will be introduced to this Denver group’s work with American, Israeli and Palestinian teens, and further your understanding of the day's two films.
Director: Jawad Metni
Seeking Common Ground is an international nonpartisan non-profit organization (NGO) based in Denver, Colorado. Their mission is to build peaceful communities worldwide—to connect and inspire young leaders, provide them with the skills to become agents for social change, and empower them to transform their communities. SCG is best known for its flagship program, Building Bridges for Peace, which brings American, Israeli and Palestinian teens together for peacebuilding and leadership development.