Beirut: The Last Home Movie

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Beirut: The Last Home Movie
Directed by Jennifer Fox
Written by Jennifer Fox
John Mullen
Music by Lanny Meyers
Ziad Rahbani
Cinematography Alex Nepomniaschy
Edited by John Mullen
Release date
  • 1987 (1987) (London Film Festival)
Running time
123 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Beirut: The Last Home Movie is a 1987 documentary film directed by Jennifer Fox. It follows the life of Gaby Bustros and her family, who live in a 200-year-old mansion in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War. The Bustros family, one of the noble families of Beirut, remain in their ancestral home despite the endless war that surrounds them.[1]


The film was screened at the Berlin Film Festival, the London Film Festival, and at INPUT, the International Television Conference. It was broadcast on US television as a Frontline special on PBS in 1991.[2] The film was awarded the Excellence In Cinematography Award and won the Grand Jury Prize Documentary at the 1988 Sundance Film Festival.[3]



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Preceded by
Sherman's March
Sundance Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
Succeeded by
For All Mankind