Massaker



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Between September 16 and 18, 1982, for two nights and three days, the killers of Sabra and Shatila went about their crimes. The massacre deeply shook the public throughout the world, but today has been almost forgotten, although unanswered questions still surface: what drives people to such excesses of brutality, and how are the perpetrators able to live on? Massaker is a psycho-political study of six perpetrators who participated in the massacre of Sabra and Shatila both on orders and on their own personal initiative. The film intertwines the mental dispositions of the killers with their political environment and broaches the phenomenon of collective violence through their accounts. 

 

Winner – FIPRESCI Award Berlin 2005

 

Directors: Monika Borgmann, Lokman Slim, Hermann Theissen

98mins

2005