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Southern Lebanon is in revolt too
Omar Said | “They say we are against the revolution? Who? The people of the South? We are the resistance.”
Conversations from the Lebanese uprising | Rima Majed: Our struggle is class-based, not sectarian
Omar Said | "The revolution in Beirut started with those downtrodden classes, then other groups joined them."
Lebanon’s Tripoli rises above lingering effects of war to revolt
Omar Said | The demonstrations in Tripoli have a different feel from those in the rest of the country.
Conversations from the Lebanese uprising | Joelle Boutros: The civil war only really ended today, with this movement
Omar Said | "I think this is the first movement in the country’s modern history that encompasses all of Lebanon"
The reductive realism of Capernaum
Hessen Hossam | The world of Nadine Labaki’s Oscar-nominated Capernaum (2018) feels a little bit too chaotic
Greater than memory: 3 Lebanese filmmakers explore traces of the past in Cairo Cinema Days
Nahed Nasr | 3 Lebanese documentaries re-construct the past to ask questions about identity and the civil war
The difficult route of returning to Syria
Tom Rollins | Now that the balance of power is tilting toward the regime, who will be able to go back?
Keeper of the Dead: An IPAF novel more journalistic than fictional
Ismail Fayed | An incisive view of the corrupt politics of Lebanon's civil war, but not much poetic insight.
99 floors down: Jana Elhassan’s IPAF-shortlisted novel disappoints
Ismail Fayed | Jana Elhassan's bodice-ripping Floor 99 makes Ismail Fayed wonder about the criteria by which works are
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