Screening date:26-11-2015 -- 18:00
The Renegade, Under the Green Waters of Hezbollah
This is the unique story of Rami Ollaik, recruited into Hezbollah at the age of 12, who rose to the highest ranks of the organization. On discovering a more secular Lebanon, opening his mind, he left and moved to the US, which he had previously seen as evil, to finish his doctoral studies.Considered a traitor by the party and facing numerous death threats, Ollaik remains determined to speak out against his former colleagues. The genuine testimony of a man who entered the heart of Hezbollah.
Production: Magneto presse
Contact: Java Films
Director: Sofia Amara & Bruno Joucla
Editing: Bruno Joucla
Cinematography: Cyril Thomas, Bruno Joucla
Documentary – 60'
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Moroccan-born Sofia Amara obtained diplomas in Political Science from the University of Jordan and from I.E.P in Paris and has lived in Lebanon since 1999. Specialized in documentary filmmaking, she has focused on the Middle East, reporting on such events as the Palestinian first Intifada, invasion by Iraq in Kuwait, Yasser Arafat's return to Gaza…
Bruno Joucla obtained his audiovisual diploma from ESRA in Paris and very quickly gravitated towards documentary filmmaking; first as a film editor, then artistic director before moving into the director's chair.
Sofia Amara, recent documentaries : La bataille de Damas (2012), Syrie, au Cœur de l'Armée libre (2012), Syrie, dans l'enfer de la répression (2012) Les nouveaux révolutionnaires de la démocratie (2011).
Bruno Joucla, recent documentaries : Chante ton bac d'abord (2013), L'embuscade (2013), Les Chirac, une famille au cœur du pouvoir (2012), Les stratèges, histoires secrètes d'une Présidentielle (2012), La vie amoureuse des prêtres (2011).