The Road of the Lebanese Immigrant Walter Muller Moujir

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South America is an established hotspot for the Lebanese diaspora; Argentina alone boasts 1.5 million of them. Immigration to the country began in the 19th century and has continued, fostering a bona fide bond between the Middle Eastern country and its South American counterpart. As Walter Muller Moujir, an Argentinian of Lebanese descent says, “All […]

Ahla Fawda: Painting Together in the Spirit of Change

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I first met Imane Assaf on Hamra Street, where she was dressed up as a fabulously ugly Halloween witch. The Halloween street event was one of Ahla Fawda’s very first initiatives aimed at bringing joy, entertainment, and new artistic experiences to locals. Becoming part of the Ahla Fawda team means joining Assaf’s extended family. Her […]

The Ancient Silk Road: A Modern Version Is in the Making

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The roads of China and the Mediterranean countries are converging once again. Some 2,200 years extend from the era of the Han Dynasty in China until the fourth industrial revolution and information age of the 21st century. Yet, the jingles and chimes of ancient trade and commerce still resonate loudly today for modern China as […]

Zyara: A Poetic, Award-Winning Web Series

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In a short window of five minutes, uplifting, powerful, and sentimental narratives unfold. Sometimes their words reveal deep wounds. In others, happy memories and inspiring words are channeled. Zyara skillfully portrays parts of its subjects’ stories, emotions, and souls. Poetic storytelling The storytellers selected are brave and resilient everyday people, ready to share their stories. […]

BIPOD a Contemporary Art Form

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The 12th edition of BIPOD gathered artists from around the world who gave spectacular performances at the Madina Theatre. Dance as Robert Frost would say is the vertical expression of a horizontal desire. It is a moment of creativity where music acts as the catalyst for bodily liberation in which you can express feelings and […]

Raising Kids in Lebanon

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Jenny Ponnig gives her account of the challenging, frustrating and beautiful educational experience that you get from raising your kids in Lebanon. The land of cedars is a country with an ancient past and an unpredictable future. Living in Lebanon’s present is a complexity that I want to discover and explore with my kids, so […]