Beirut Dweller: Encounters of a Young German Ajnabe أجنبي

People on a corniche at night

Gradually, an image of Lebanon developed in my mind. It somehow kept on building up within me, while I was living and studying in Berlin, Germany. For example, I accidentally discovered Fairouz’ Shayef al bahar shoo kbir while searching for an entirely different song. Without knowing Arabic, I instantly fell for her sound. At around […]

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 […]