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2009 is over

Beirut 2020

welcome to 2010. Hope you have a pleasant stay.

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Gifts Ideas

for those of you that are running out of gifts ideas, here are a three things you can get that are not expensive and that allow you to be helping the Lebanese artistic scene all the while:

Mashrou3 Leila's CD

Mashrou3 Leila Cover

Great music from Lebanon's greatest band

..ne.a Beyrouth's DVD

Dvd Lebanese Filmmakers

Very nice movies from Lebanon's upcoming talents (shameless self-promotion: features a yelomovie too!)

Tarek Chemaly's Archewallogy

Archewallogy Book Cover

Very interesting book about our beloved city's talkative walls


Mashrou3 Leila CD

Mashrou3 Leila Cover

Mashrou3 Leila's CD is out!
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Sunday Linkdump #1

From time to time I will toss interesting links. This is called "Sunday Linkdump", but don't expect it to be a regular Sunday event…It will be whenever there is some free time.
So, here are some links for the bored.
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Raksit Leila Shooting

It was a full-week rush!

It was exhausting as hell, but was so much fun that fatigue gets totally forgotten.

First, the people from the team (apart from Yasmine, Chadi & me):
Abdallah Hattoum worked wonders creating an even better set than what we had imagined, on a very short notice too;
Maher Safar did more than producing and was always present anytime anything was needed;
Nadim Saoma, our DOP, whom I suspect to be a wizard, used some magic to produce some fantastic images within harsh conditions, and managed to make us all laugh in the process.

But that is not everything: the people from Mashrou3 Leila were all extraordinary, easy-going, never uttering a negative word, no matter how much we tortured them. Not only that, but they even helped all along during the process, staying later then needed of them to brief the next band member in queue, giving helpful opinions, and so on.

All in all, thanks to everyone involved, it was a great shooting that felt more like fun than actual work.

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