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The Fifth War

Al Harb Al Kamisah

Fronted by Vanessa Redgrave and narrated entirely in English, The Fifth War gives a visceral account of the 1978 ‘Litani Operation’, in which Israeli forces invaded south Lebanon aiming to eradicate the PLO.


Monica Maurer Samir Nimr


German Democratic Republic Palestine



Dialogue Languages

Arabic English

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Monica Maurer


66 mins


Mauro Contini

Director of photography

Tawfik Musa Edward Al Qash Mohamed Awad Samir Nimr

Sound design

Hussein Younes Shahir Soumi

Music composer

Huseyin M. Nazeq

Production company

Palestinian Cinema Institute Samed for Cinema Production

Coproduction company

Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico