The People of Nejmeh

A film by JONATHAN CADIOT
Produced by Talweg & Road 2 Films

Synopsis

Nejmeh is the most popular football team in Lebanon. It gathers hundreds of thousands of supporters of any faith, who call themselves “the incredible Nejmeh people”.

The club survived through all the political and religious crises and all the wars that have riven the country since 1945. Even under the bombs and in the middle of civil wars, the Nejmeh team kept on playing, and made an entire people dream.

Archives of matches and of the political context along with ITWs with former members of the club show how Nejmeh embodies an ideal of unity and peace.

©Le peuple de Nejmeh / Talweg