Drawing on James Baldwin to explore "Othering" in Lebanon.
militarized masculinities found company in widespread discourses demonizing those who don’t fit within rigid gender binaries and sectarian/class calculations.
“We hear many of these stories in the documentary, stories that exemplify Lebanon’s extraordinary tendency to defy whatever would seem to be in its own self-interest”
I explore how cycling initiatives could empower a re-negotiation of space from private to public.
An ambitious mapping project by Lebanon Support and forumZFD puts together over 156 initiatives dedicated to addressing the country’s past.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear reprisals by the Assad regime in the form of homelessness, forced conscription, torture, or worse.
In conversation with the director of ‘Submarine’ (2016), Mounia Akl
In conversation with the Palme D’Or-winning director of ‘Waves ’98’, Ely Dagher
“Conflicting powers in Lebanon attempting to monopolize truth have created an environment in which “truth” cannot be determined by any recognizable social tool.”
“What About The Destruction Within Me?”. Suspended Dreams (أحلام معلقة), Mai Masri & Jean Khalil Chamoun
Megaphone’s Interview with left-wing Lebanese thinker Elias Khoury
"The deplorable living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon after 1990 are a direct consequence of their use as scapegoats for the country's civil war."
Audio and partial transcript of the LSE Panel I took part in with Dr. Shereen El-Faki and Dr. Courtney Freer.
"How can one claim that these people are here to receive aid from international organizations, when many are, in fact, not receiving any?"
Nearly 300 Lebanese intellectuals, artists, activists and journalists call for a Lebanon of freedom, pluralism and respect of human rights.
"Whatever happened, we have to recognize that the response towards these attacks where refugees/Syrians are all assumed guilty is inhumane"
A hotel where the first event was scheduled canceled on organizers after facing pressure from religious groups. But that hasn't stopped Beirut Pride from going forward.
"What nerve. Tarek WIlliam Saab, who should ensure the Human Rights of Venezuelans and doesn't do it, goes and talks about Human Rights in #Lebanon."
Hundreds of migrant domestic workers and Lebanese activists took to the streets on Labour Day to protest against Lebanon's notorious Kafala system and for justice.
He portrays LGBTQ individuals as a foreign import, one which is about moral deviance and weird lifestyles, erasing in the process Lebanese LGBTQs' agency.