I feel like I should say something about the film's use of animation, because, let's face it, the only reason why I paid $10 to spend part of my Tuesday night watching a documentary about the 1982 Lebanon war was because I wanted to see how it worked as a cartoon. The short answer is, I think it worked very well - a lot of the film is really about memory, and the tricks one's mind plays to distance oneself from traumatic events. Using animation lets the film slip between the real and surreal in a way that's very fluid. Yet you never feel as if the documentary maker is playing tricks on you by presenting something fake as real, as you might if the film were shot as live action.
It also makes the last couple of minutes of the film, where the director switches to newsreel footage, an absolute punch in the gut.
Definitely worth seeing, though I think I'm going to have to watch a bit of something cheerful before I go to bed, just so images from the film don't haunt me in my sleep.