2009, 51 mins
In 1989, the deputies gathered together in Taef, and decided to consolidate books about history and civic education in Lebanon. A unified history book has yet to come to fruition. Instead, several history books are reflecting different versions of history. A History Lesson follows history classes in five different schools located in Greater Beirut. Although the curriculum is standardized for all fourth-year students according to the 1970 edict, contradictions emerge through interviews with the students themselves, who come from different backgrounds and affiliations.
The history of Lebanon has been in arrested development since the country’s independence.
The film received the Golden Falcon at the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam.