Ziad Doueiri’s “The Insult” reviewed in the New York Times.
“There is something undeniably exhilarating about the film’s honest assessment of the never-ending conflict between decency and cruelty that rages in every nation, neighborhood and heart.”
The movie has made it into the final nine films shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination in the foreign language category. A first in the history of Lebanese cinema. The five selected as nominees will be announced on Jan. 23. 2018
“Everybody should come here. Everyone should see how complicated, how deeply troubled, and yet at the same time beautiful and awesome the world can be [..] In spite of everything, I love it here.”
Watch Anthony Bourdain’s videos from the field as he discovers Beirut, its food, its people.
For all those who live abroad, here’s a little something to stay connected with Lebanon!
Koullouna is a monthly subscription box filled with Lebanese products, a taste of home delivered right at your door. Through small donations, the subscription will also be a way to support local initiatives that have a positive impact on the country.
Experience Lebanon in a box! Bravo Marielle and your team, what a great concept.
If you wish to contribute and get your own awesome -home away from home- box, here is the link to their crowdfunding campaign.
For the first time, the legendary Dakar Rally will feature a Lebanese team!! Jad Comair and Antoine Iskandar are going to participate in this race in January 2018.
Follow the Rally Dakar Lebanon Team and be part of their #BeTheDrive national charity campaign by helping them raise funds for Anta Akhi, an NGO that helps adults who suffer from physical and mental disabilities.
The Lebanese Flag will be waving from Lima (Peru) to Cordoba (Argentina)!
Watch the video of their campaign here.
Check out this teaser on the Public Library Fridges project! Such a great creative reuse and initiative by arcenciel.aec.
Here is the latest from the talented and witty sister duo Michelle & Noel Keserwany! Would Romeo & Juliet survive modern social networks? #Belghalat #Instalove #MichelleAndNoelKeserwany #RomeoandJuliet
After Cairo, Paris, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, New York… Look out for the brilliant artist eL Seed‘s new intricate calligraphic composition in Beirut, where he says he felt at home. #meetingofalphabets #whitewallbeirut
, the talented Lebanese street art duo and identical twin brothers Mohamed and Omar Kabbani, recently finished a massive project in Tripoli. The massive “Operation Salam” took 3 years of logistic preparation and 3 weeks to accomplish with the help of a group of residents, kids and families. The word “Salam” (Peace) is now painted in Arabic calligraffiti on 85 rooftops in the heart of the fighting neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Beb el Tebbeneh. They are conveying a bold and positive message to the world. Hats of for a mission accomplished! #OperationSalam #TheStreetIsOurs
An important historical relic from the Temple of Eshmun in Sidon, the 2,300-year-old marble sculpture of a bull’s head, which was stolen in 1981, will be returned to Lebanon after a long judicial dispute.
Read more in this article from the New York Times.
Une belle initiative! Éliesh Sahyoun, enseignant universitaire et fondateur de l’Organisation de développement durable (ODDD) prend les devants et propose de mobiliser de jeunes étudiants autour des transports publics.
Lire l’article de Nelly Helou dans l’Orient Le Jour ici