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Lebanese Political Parties: The Amal Movement



180 minutes

Arabic with English or French subtitles


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Available for online sale
Available for online sale
Available for online sale

Amal, meaning "hope," is the popular name of the Shiite political party otherwise known as "The Movement of the Disinherited." The party was founded in 1973 by Shiite cleric Mousa El-Sadr, drawing its initial political strength through its close ties with Iran. Amal evolved into a militia during the Lebanese Civil War, achieving national credibility during the reconciliation conferences in Geneva and Lausanne. The Amal Movement now holds a significant number of parliamentary seats, due largely to the number of people it represents and its successful resistance to the Israeli occupation of the south.

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