Lebanon’s Captain Hassan Maatouk To Appear in Netflix Football Docuseries

The heartbreaking story of Lebanon's national football team in the most recent World Cup qualification will be featured in Netflix's "Captains" docuseries. The series tells the story of six different captains, including Lebanon's captain Hassan Maatouk, during the 20229 World Cup qualification. The other featured captains are former Gabon captain Pierre Emeric Aubameyang, Brazil’s Thiago Silva, Brian Kaltak of Vanuatu, Andre Blake of Jamaica and Luka Modric of Croatia. Lebanon failed to qualify to the…

“Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn” Now Playing on Netflix

Carlos Ghosn's rise and fall, the tensions he sparked with Nissan-Renault, his dramatic arrest and unbelievable escape are chronicled in this Netflix documentary. Ghosn escaped from Japan in December 2019 and currently resides in Beirut. French & Japanese authorities issued warrants for Ghosn's arrest and Interpol issued a red notice for his arrest as well, yet Ghosn continues to claim his innocence. I enjoyed the documentary but it would have been much better if Ghosn…
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Lebanon Wins Award For Best Arab Video Commercial Film On Cyber Extortion

10 months ago
A Lebanese video commercial won the award for the best Arab Video commercial on Sexual Harassment/Cyber Extortion in Tunisia. Lebanon was taking part in the 45th Conference of Arab Police and Security Leaders being held ...
Architecture

Drone Footage of The Mokhtara palace

1 year ago
The Mokhtara Palace is one of the most prestigious and well preserved palaces in Lebanon. The 17th century mansion, which was destroyed in 1825 during struggles between the Druze sheikhs and Emir Bachir Shihab II, ...
Lebanon

A Brilliant 22-Minute Documentary on Lebanon’s Financial Meltdown

1 year ago
How did we get here? What went wrong? Why is the “All means all” right on the money? Megaphone News produced this amazing 22 minute documentary to explain how Lebanon ended up in this deep ...
Lebanon

Yazbeck Wehbe Shares His Father’s Struggle During The Great Famine of Mount Lebanon

2 years ago
The Great Famine of Mount Lebanon between 1915 and 1918 lead to the death of half of the population of Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate. It was one of the worst foreign campaigns led by any regime, ...
Lebanon

An Informational Video on Hyperinflation in Lebanon

2 years ago
A couple of weeks ago, I listed the reasons behind soaring prices in Lebanon in a detailed post, and today someone came up with a nicely done informational video that explains better why hyperinflation is ...
Critiques

Intense 10-minute Footage from Beirut’s Latest Anti-Government Protests

2 years ago
At least 114 people were injured, with 47 taken to hospitals for treatment. Security forces didn’t spare any means to disperse the crowds, from firing tear gas, using water cannons and even rubber bullets. Most ...
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Nadine Labaki Speech at MEI’s 73rd Annual Awards Gala

3 years ago
A beautiful and captivating speech by Oscar-nominated Lebanese film director Nadine Labaki upon receiving the 2019 Issam M. Fares Award for Excellence at MEI’s 73rd Annual Awards Gala on November 12 in Washington, DC. If ...
Opinions/critiques

Surviving on $4 a Day

3 years ago
UNDP shared yesterday a powerful poverty stunt where bank cardholders were only able to withdraw $4 or its equivalent LL6000 from ATMs. When the bank’s officer showed up to listen to their complaints, he asked ...
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