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Beirut: Eye of the Storm


It’s October 2019, and four young women artists are documenting the uprising in Beirut. They are journalist Hanine, Iraqi camera woman Lujain, and Noel and Michelle, two artist sisters whose often-ironic songs have made them a voice for their generation. The prevailing mood is one of hope and change. But a few months later, Covid-19 has locked down the city, and all optimism seems to have evaporated.

The massive explosion at Beirut’s port, just ten months after the uprising, was still to come. Will the young women be able to hold onto their dreams of building a new Lebanon?

75 minutes
Arabic with English subtitles

Director: Mai Masri
Producer: Mai Masri, Sabine Sidawi, and Charlotte Uzu
Company of production: Nour Productions and Orjouane Films
Cast: Michelle & Noel Keserwany, Lujain Jo, and Hanin Rabah
Cinematography: Jocelyne Abi Gebrayel, Bassem Fayad, and Lujain Jo
Editor: Carine Doumit and Michele Tyan
Sound: Rayan Al-Obeidyine


Screening Dates

Ramallah, Municipal Theater - Ramallah City Hall, Thursday 03.11 20:00
Bethlehem, Al-Rowwad for Culture and Arts, Thursday 03.11 19:00
Jenin, Freedom Theater, Saturday 05.11 18:00