A Feeling Greater Than Love

Habib Yaghi
93 minutes / Colour / B & W / 2017
Directed by
Mary Jirmanus

Country of production Lebanon

In her directorial debut, Mary Jirmanus Saba deals with a forgotten revolution, saving from oblivion bloodily suppressed strikes at Lebanese tobacco and Gandour chocolate factories. These events from the 1970s, which held the promise of a popular revolution, and with it women's emancipation, were erased from collective memory by the country’s civil wars. Rich in archival footage from Lebanon’s militant cinema tradition, the film reconstructs the spirit of that revolt, asking of the past how we might transform the present.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest

Language and subtitles Arabic

Location(s) depicted Lebanon