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When this question flashes on screen partway through the doc "A Feeling Greater Than Love," it's uncertain whether the filmmaker is addressing the audience or herself.Mary Jirmanus Saba's debut feature-length film focuses on Lebanon's social and political history in the 1970s. Unlike nearly all of them, "A Feeling Greater Than Love" is only peripherally concerned with the country's history of sectarian civil conflict.The other was the 1972 strike against Ghandour, a Lebanese sweets manufacturer.To collect the narrative threads of this story, the filmmaker draws upon traces of file footage and still photography from the actions themselves, the institutional history of Lebanon's Communist Party (which embraced Khawaja as one of its own after her death), as well as a half dozen or so militant and documentary films and features shot in that period.Watching politically engaged documentary can be taxing for cinemagoers in search of escapist diversion but – spare as the film's aesthetic is – "A Feeling" is not itself a militant film.
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