2002, 60 mins
It is the 25th of May, 2000.
After 22 years of occupation, the Israeli army withdraws from South Lebanon. In a village located less than ten kilometres away from the Israeli border, two families share the same courtyard. The first family was forced to flee and now returns after twelve years of exile. The sons, Communist resistants, were held in prison along with their mother and sisters. The second family did not have to leave its house, one of the sons having collaborated with the occupant. How will daily life be organized in the courtyard and in the village? What are the hopes of reconciliation? How to build a future under the permanent threat of Israel? What memory and what identity to be handed down to future generations? Over 18 months, the film analyses the chances of a return to peace, following the steps for material and moral reconstruction.
The film was selected at several festivals such as Festival du Cinéma Réel in Paris, Fribourg Festival, African Cinema Festival of Milano, Namur Film Festival in Belgium and Tetouan Festival in Morocco.