Pigeon fancying has always made sense in densely populated Beirut. On rooftops, enthusiasts can unleash their passion in the greatest public space available — the sky.
In moments like Majd’s farewell, Mouaness reminds us that trauma comes later, that the students’ bewilderment at the events unfolding around them may someday be replaced by the pain of unresolved memories.
The investigation into the killing of “Mr Lebanon” was meant to take three months. It took 17 years and cost a billion dollars. Now as the UN-led effort finally comes to an end, what justice has been achieved?
Located in the unassuming commercial area of Dam w Farez, within throwing distance of Sahet al-Nour, Tripoli’s central square, Ahwak and its community constitute an overlooked part of the city — a place where liberals, conservatives, Muslims, Christians, atheists, artists, intellectuals, LGBTQ people, the young and the old, can talk and drink together.
“Warsha,” which was awarded the Sundance Jury Prize for International Short Film last month, is a striking exploration of the distance between spaces both real and imagined — the street and the crane cabin, public life and the internal world, reality and imagination.
In a crossover episode with the podcast “The Fire These Times,” its host, Joey Ayoub, joins New Lines’ Faisal Al Yafai and Lydia Wilson to explore the hold the Lebanese civil war still has on the national psyche — and what Syria can learn from its warning.
Meet the Melkite Catholics who helped form Lebanon. After the end of World War I, people from the Levant journeyed to and lobbied in Europe to settle their fates. With complex connections and experiences in the Levant, Melkites helped create the Republic of Lebanon from the 1910s through the 1950s. Like the Maronites and others, they helped shape a place that in turn shaped them.