In the summer of 2020, a huge blast in the port of Beirut killed 218 people, injured more than 7,500 and destroyed half of the city. It was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history and it shocked the world. The blast is the starting point of a film that explores the hopes and dreams of a generation born during and immediately after Lebanon's civil war (1975-1990). In Lebanon: Explosion Of Anger, journalists, artists, and political activists reveal the dreams of young Lebanese who took to the streets to protest in 2019.
Beirut is the most open and cosmopolitan city of the Levant, often called the 'Paris of the Orient', a city of massive social contrasts and opportunities. A walk with Ronnie Chatah, a tour guide and storyteller, is a trip deep into a city's history. His father, Mohamad, a former Minister of Finance and Lebanese ambassador to the US, was a victim of political assassination and is now buried in a city square.
Today, Lebanon is a country where some victims' families seek revenge. Where the scream of the young for change gets louder and louder. Revolution and violence may be around the corner.
The screening will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A.