The short movie “Siddiqine’s Harvest” was produced in the end of September in the southern Lebanese village of Siddiqine. It is the result of a 10-day video-workshop done by indymedia-activists in this hard-hit community. Four young people from the village deal with some major problems Siddiqine is facing after the war. To a large extent, this concerns tobacco agriculture. On one hand, many people were displaced during the war and therefore missed the tobacco harvest, on which a majority of the inhabitants depend. On the other hand their work in the fields after their return to their mostly destroyed homes has become extremely dangerous because undetonated cluster bomb submunitions are lying around everywhere.
Hundreds of thousands of unexploded cluster bombs are contaminating South Lebanon. According to UN-reports, 90 percent of them were dropped by the Israeli army in the last three days of the war, when the cease-fire agreement was already reached. Since then, every day people are getting hurt or killed by undetonated submunitions of cluster bombs. And this is only the beginning.
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This short movie is a result of an activist video workshop in the village of Siddiqine, South Lebanon. In the course of the war, more than half the village got destroyed by the Israeli army. The filmmakers may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.