Random Stuff

Grading the Lebanese Constitution

Ricardo Mbarkho has done it again: his latest initiative, dastooronline, explores our emotional and rational attitude towards our constitution by allowing anonymous people to rate each and every article of the said constitution. An overall rating is displayed on the header of the page, and several statistical data collations around help you to assess the relevance of the numbers better.

The more people will rate, the more this will get interesting, so go there and participate!


we've been plagiarized!

Woohoo! Finally someone has deemed our work good enough to copy it!

I won't post to the video to not give the guys referencing from our blog, but you can search youtube for Romero Cheese, and click on the third link.

And this is Raksit Leila – Mashrou' Leila (our/mashrou' Leila's original one), if you wanna compare.


Beirut Animated Calls for Illustrators

Got this, thought to share it with you:

Call for entries: Postcard conception by Lebanese artists and illustrators

The animation film festival Beirut Animated (2 – 7 May 2011) is launching a call for entries for Lebanese artists and illustrators to create a postcard for the festival. The backcover will feature the festival's logo while the front cover will present the artist's design. Read the rest of this entry »


City and the Sun

"In the middle of football fever, I would like to raise a different flag: that of our fading collective memory…"

These are few words of Isabelle's new blog "City and the sun"

We love following her ideas and her skilled writing.  Till now she writes a post once a month; but if we encourage her she will surely write more. Go iza!


Petit Shoe de Boutville”

Joelle Achkar's new book "Petit shoe de boutville"

Don't know what the story is about yet, but we will find out in Biel (Salon du livre) Saturday november 6th from 4 to 6 pm.

We always were fans of Joelle's work.  Can't wait to see that one.


Le Trefle et les Quatres Royaumes

Ralph Doumit's new book, "Le Trefle et les Quatres Royaumes" is out!

The story is about Filémon, a young valet who will try everything to stop the waging war between the Heart, Spades, Clubs and Diamonds kingdoms.
Come meet him on  the 30th & 31th of october and/or 6th & 7th of November at Samir Editeur's stand B10 in the Salon Francophone du Livre (Biel)


Archewallogy San Francisco – The colors of wisdom

Tarek Chemaly's new book, the sequel to Archewollogy, is out!


It's a good read (and it's free!), so download the book and watch the associated video



Follow the adventures of Suleiman al Shankaboot on shankaboot.comShankaboot

Excellent web shorts by an extremely talented team…
Can't wait for the next episode!


Mashrou3 Leila CD

Mashrou3 Leila Cover

Mashrou3 Leila's CD is out!
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We are screened at Kinofest Festival

ars we are being very festival-active lately…

We have six shorts selected for the Kinofest Film Festival:

  • Ahawa
  • Beirut
  • La Fille a Cent Sous
  • Lost
  • Synchro (which is not a yelostudio movie but a collaborative work with several friends: Theresa Abboud, Amandine Brenas, Marylin Farah, and Patrick Sfeir)
  • Zeid & Leila

Kinofest is an ambitious Romanian festival which promotes young film-makers. It has a very good selection and we are really happy to contribute.

It appears we are being very festival-active lately…