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Farid Assaf in Progressive Socialist Party

Lebanese Political Parties: The Progressive Socialist Party

2002 NR

Through archival footage and interviews, this in-depth documentary explores the ideology of Lebanon's Progressive Socialist Party and places its creation (in 1949) in a historical and social context. Founded as one of the country's few wholly secular political blocs by Kamal Joumblat, a leader of the Druze people who was later assassinated, the party is now led by his son Walid and continues to gain support and parliamentary power.