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Daniele Rugo is Senior Lecturer in Film at Brunel University London. His current research focuses on violence and has been funded by AHRC, ESRC and British Academy. His latest GCRF funded project produced the documentary film ‘About a War’ on the role played by former combatants in peace building in Lebanon. The film has been released in cinemas in November 2018. He is the author of two monographs and an edited volume. He is an affiliate of the Centre for Lebanese Studies and has been an associate of the American University of Beirut.


Abi Weaver is an award winning producer/director who has worked across a range of visual media from independent feature documentaries and online shorts through to programming for major UK broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5). Her latest film About a War explores violence and change through the testimonies of ex-fighters from the Lebanese Civil War. The film gained theatrical release across Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Abi is a researcher at the University of Surrey and is also an affiliate of the Centre for Lebanese Studies.  

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