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Before the War It Was the War

In the 2006 conflict between Hezbollah and the state of Israel, one man took it upon himself to "resist with his pen," to bear witness for his people and bring the world, in his words, "the real news from Beirut."

Best Documentary: Director's Choice2007 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2007 / Anna Burns / Street Stories, ABC, Australia

In the 2006 conflict between Hezbollah and the state of Israel, one man took it upon himself to "resist with his pen," to bear witness for his people and bring the world, in his words, "the real news from Beirut."

Before the War It Was the War won the Directors' Choice Award in the 2007 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. The story was produced with sound engineer Louis Mitchell and executive producer Nicole Steinke.


produced by

Anna Burns

Anna Burns is a freelance radio producer based in Sydney, Australia.


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