Roots and Routes: A Swedish-Lebanese Tale of Exile and Belonging

Illustration of a tree and its roots in red, blue, green and yellow colors

My first contact with Sweden was through the film Scenes From A Marriage by the “demon director” Ingmar Bergman. The projection took place in one of Beirut’s smaller cinemas. Not surprisingly, we were a handful of people sitting stuck to our chairs. There was some kind of enchantment over the characters in the movie, we […]

Malouf and Therese Abraham Create an Art Legacy in the Texas Panhandle

Old man woman in front of wooden table

Therese and Malouf Abraham with inlaid wooden table from Lebanon and Norman Rockwell’s painting First Day of School Lebanese-American and his wife donate their unique HOME and art collection to share their love of art with a Texas community. Tucked away in the little town of Canadian in the Texas Panhandle is the Citadelle, a very special […]

Ghassan Korban: Milwaukee’s City Commissioner

  Ghassan Korban says he carries Lebanon in his heart. He’s deeply affected by both Lebanon’s nature and culture, which led him to become a public servant. He wants to make a change and enrich people’s lives. Interviewed by Hailey Richards, a 20-year-old journalism student at Marquette University, a prominent Jesuit university located in the […]

Cannes 1957: The Debut of Lebanese Cinema

  The beginnings of Lebanese cinema and its progress over time. Lebanese Cinema… The First Stumbling Steps! “The solution for Lebanese cinema to evolve is to work collectively. The individual work remains merely an experience…” – internationally acclaimed Lebanese filmmaker Maroun Baghdadi, on April 28, 1975, during an interview with Ousbouh el Arabi. It all […]