Check out the ice bucket challenge video that a group of Lebanese took part in to raise awareness on ALS.
You can read more about ALS [Here].
ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is still most closely associated with his name. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
This is just a stunt (a very well done stunt) but it truly depicts how powerless some Lebanese women are when facing a violent husband.
A friend of mine sent me this video challenging me to figure out all the Lebanese Easter Eggs mentioned. I got most of them but missed out on a couple. Check it out as it’s fun and creative.
And Happy Easter to all!
Aurora Borealis is a beautiful natural light display in the sky that can extend as high as 640km above the earth’s surface. It is the result of “collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere”.
Here’s a time-lapse shot by a Lebanese Photographer using a Canon 6D over a period of 3 days.
The quality of the videos is quite impressive!
There are more videos to check out about Lebanon [Here].
“Safineh” is a personal project initiated by Gabriel ferneiné, gathering footage through the years of views from Beirut rooftops and specially the Port. Pretty cool video!
This is Part 1 of 5. Stay tuned on [Vice] for the remaining ones. I watched it yesterday and it pretty much shows the level of lawlessness in the city of Tripoli. I wonder whatever happened to the security plan that was supposed to be implemented there.
I have no idea what I just watched but I did watch it till the end.
Awesome stuff by Majed Medawar!