The artist’s voice is heard singing a song that combines the melody of an old communist tune and lyrics about the Lebanese rebel militants. He recalls that as a child, he used to send tapes to his older brother, then a student in Soviet Union. Upon appropriating personal archives, such as photographs of his family’s house in Beirut, destroyed by a missile, Mroué connects his biography and the devastating macro-history of the period, the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990), without resorting to sentimental whining from the conflict’s victims or to visceral depictions of violence.

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