Video: Woman Dancing in Beirut (1980)

The featured scene here is taken from Maroun Baghdadi‘s “Whispers” and features a beautiful young Lebanese woman in her early 20s dancing to the tune of a man’s oud at a gathering.

Whispers follows the Lebanese Poet Nadia Tueni (1935-1983) on a journey across different regions of war-torn Lebanon. The film depicts the fall of a country struggling to survive and find hope. At every station, between sites filled with poetry and nostalgia for a bygone era, the poet’s dashed dreams and idealized vision for her country coincide with the director’s own.

8 thoughts on “Video: Woman Dancing in Beirut (1980)

  1. That’s my mother… she’s greek raised in lebanon lived through its civil war it’s pretty amazing!❤️

    1. It’s so great that you’ve found this video! Can you give us some context of how this happened? And how is she today?

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