[YouTube] Richest city in the world. A poor disabled couple. A dream. And a heartbreak.
Lebanese Niam Itani is a finalist this year in the Your Film Festival, YouTubeâ€™s movie competition in partnership with iconic US Ã¼ber director Ridley Scott and the Venice Film Festival. Her film â€œSuper.Full.â€ has already been screened at several international competitions and won at Forster Film Festival in Australia earlier this year. [Link]
Update: The whole thing was a prank. Thank you Gilbert for the [Story]
Update2: LBC are saying it’s not a prank. Lol! [Link]
I saw this post earlier today in AlBaladOnline and on Plus961.com but I didn’t give it much importance at first. However I checked again tonight and I was surprised to see the video has been seen over 21,000 hits already even though it has been up for one day only.
I looked up the scandal in the news and Ward Al Khal has not yet commented on the incident and is refusing to talk to the press apparently. [ListenArabic.com] [ElNashraFan]
While looking for more info about her online, I found this interview with Mona Abou Hamze on MTV’s Talk of the Town show. The interview is labeled for adults only and forbidden for children under the age of 16 but I couldn’t understand why though. [YouTube]
For those of you who don’t know, Ward Al Khal is a famous Lebanese Actress and the sister of another famous Lebanese actor Youssef Al Khal. [Ward Al Khal’s Website]
Kalam Ennas’ episode yesterday was one of the best I’ve seen so far this year and the three reports they did during the show, covering the internet outage, the current events and the poverty in Lebanon were brilliant.
The “Wein el Dawoule” documentary was my favorite and sums up the chaotic situation we are currently living in. You can check it out [Here].
Pierre Chalach, the teacher accused of sexually assaulting and harassing students in his care, was found guilty of sexually harassing young girls and will be jailed from 6 to 10 years. However, he was found innocent of rape charges for lack of evidence.
Based on what he said in his testimony, this guy has a serious problem and should not be released anytime soon.
Almost two weeks ago, I posted on how Lebanese are always slow to react and basically wait for bad things to happen to realize something has to be done. This is what happened in Dlebta where the municipality has been trying for the past few days to take back the 7700 square meters land that was sold to a Saudi Prince almost a month after the deal was done and the decree approved and signed by the Prime Minister Najib Mikati and President Michel Suleiman.
If the government approves their proposal, the Saudi Prince who bought the land for 300$ the meter will lose the land and get paid back 38$ per meter, meaning that he will lose 2,310,000$ minus 292,600, which is approximately 2 million dollars. Even though I am against selling our lands to any foreigners, this doesn’t seem like a fair deal.
Isn’t it a better solution if the guy who originally sold the land gives back all the money to the Saudi Prince and takes back his land? Can’t the government come up with some decree to annul the whole thing? I am sure they can.