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Born Out of Death Monica Maurer

The West-German director Monica Maurer made a number of important films for the PLO. The Israeli airstrikes against Beirut on 17 July 1981 killed 350 people, including a pregnant woman whose baby could be rescued ...

Born Out of Death

Documentary Film
FRG
1981
9 minutes
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PLO
Monica Maurer
Mohamed Awad, Samir Nimer
Mauro Contini
Monica Maurer
The West-German director Monica Maurer made a number of important films for the PLO. The Israeli airstrikes against Beirut on 17 July 1981 killed 350 people, including a pregnant woman whose baby could be rescued from her torn-up womb. Maurer shows the people’s suffering and pain, their victimhood. She addresses the systemic causes of violence, referring back to the history of their country and formulating arguments for the necessity of a fight for liberation.

Irit Neidhardt

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