The Al-Mahdi Scouts

 



The Al-Mahdi Scouts

by Bruno Ulmer
Ladybirds Films
| 80’ | France | 2011 | 16mm
The Al-Mahdi scouts are Shiite Muslims. An Islamic community, originally from southern Lebanon, who follows the prophet Mohamed and his descendants and whose lives are affected by the Israeli-Arab conflict.

The Al-Mahdi scouts were created in the wake of Hezbollah. The film’s examination of three young scouts raises many questions for us. Are they just like other scouts ? What do they tell us of their vision Lebanon, and its reality ?