Nay Aoun’s storytelling

“I’m a filmmaker, photographer and video editor. At the heart of my work lies my passion for non-fiction visual storytelling and creating video content that emphasizes on positive social change and authentic connections between character and audience”, this is how Nay Aoun describes herself. The talented filmmaker offers a series of beautifully crafted short films that have …

One minute.

We can’t get enough of the ‘One Minute’ series, short improvised music videos by Vladimir Kurumilian. The talented Beirut-based musician also just released electronic remixes of his Dopamine album tracks. And catch him live (along with a sketching performance by Ahmed Amer) at Salon Beyrouth on Monday August 12. Music to fuel your soul ! Check them out here. …

Restore Beirut River’s ecosystem

Tree planting is said to have mind blowing potential to tackle the climate crisis. Filling up cities with plants and trees cleans the air, reduces carbon, lowers temperatures, enhances biodiversity and supports human health. This is how a group of environmentalists plan to restore Beirut River’s ecosystem. They have just launched the SUGi application to …

Soap-making in Tripoli

A few years ago, Al Jazeera shared this report on the Sharkass family tradition of soap making that dates back to 1803 in the northern city of Tripoli. The soap making art has been handed down with passion from generation to generation. We should safeguard craftsmanship and encourage artisans to continue to produce craft and …

National Museum revival

During the Lebanese Civil War, the National Museum was located on the Green Line, one of the deadliest zones in Beirut. The building and the collection suffered extensive damage. But thanks to the Museum Director at the time Maurice Chehab and with last-minute preemptive measures, they managed to save and protect some of the treasures …

New mural!

ArtofChange.global by Ahla Fawda (the NGO founded in 2012) decided to turn another building into a powerful canvas! SimpleG was commissioned to create a mural honoring the Chehab family and pay tribute to lost craftsmanship. Located at the end of Hamra Street near Abu Taleb, the new mural, which measures 20 x 6 meters, depicts a copper polisher “Mobayedeen” …

Experiential travel in Lebanon

“The Lebanese Mountain Trail is a fine form of experiential travel (ed. also called immersion travel), through which the traveler actively engages with the history, people, culture, food, and environment of Lebanon.” Are you ready for the next Thru-Walk ? Registration will start soon for the Fall Trek 2019 ! www.lebanontrail.org Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA) …