Lebanon: A Revolution against Sectarianism

A description of the Lebanese uprising in detail, exploring how it has undermined patriarchal structures and transcended religious divisions to bring people together against the ruling class.

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Tripoli, Light of the Revolution

Remember and don’t forget its new name, as its light envelops the Lebanese uprising, and it illuminates the whole coast.

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Lebanon’s militarized masculinity

“It is ‘normal’ to expect outbursts of violence in Lebanon, often coupled with grand displays of toxic masculinity and, often still, with sectarian/conservative pronouncements”

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Podcast: Lebanon’s Kafala System

Associated blog post of the 2nd episode: #Lebanon’s Kafala System, the racist system controlling migrant domestic workers’ lives.

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The New Battles of Lebanese Cinema

“Clichés have thick skin. During a projection of my short film last year in Brussels, a woman came to me to tell me that she likes my film but that there wasn’t ‘enough war'”.

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“We are not racists, but”

“Children of color, and especially poor children of color, learn one thing very well in Lebanese schools and that is to hate themselves.”

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Notes on Waves ’98

Waves ’98 is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating films from postwar Lebanon so far. Moving, elegant and multi-layered, it manages to portray both Omar’s lived experience as well as showing Beirut the current monstrosity that it is.

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