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Gate #5

Previous Next Gate #5 A film by Simon El Habre Documentary, 2011 They were young, loved adventures, and had choices. In the 1960s and 70s, thousands of young Lebanese left their villages and searched for a new life in the city – as countless like-minded people around the globe. The port of Beirut, the city’s […]

Sector Zero

Previous Next Sector Zero A film by Nadim Mishlawi Documentary, 2011 Through a closed study of the notorious, now derelict district of Karantina, Sector Zero uses Karantina’s history as a metaphor for Lebanon’s own troubled past, suggesting that by denying their traumas, the Lebanese people have entered a downward spiral into the abyss that is […]

The Lebanese Rocket Society

Previous Next The Lebanese Rocket Society A film by Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige Documentary, 2011 From 1960 to 1966, a space project was undertaken in Lebanon. Several rockets, which became larger and more powerful with time, were launched from the hills surrounding Beirut by a group of scientists, university students and army experts. This […]