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Lebanon’s wine culture stretches back, almost 7,000 years, and the second millennium BC, the Phoenicians, a Canaanite people who inhabited the Levantine coast, created a powerful trading empire that gave the gift of wine to the then known world, including Greece and ancient Rome.

WINE and WAR is a feature documentary about the history of winemaking in Lebanon and the resilience of the Lebanese entrepreneurial spirit seen through the lens of war and instability. In a time of global angst, the film is a timely reminder that uncertainty is a way of life for many and looks at the challenges of making wine in a region that has always lived with upheaval.

Directors: Mark Johnston, Mark Ryan