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Documentaries about Lebanon

6 Must-Watch Documentaries about Lebanon & Beirut

Explore the best documentaries about Lebanon & Beirut

Intro: Documentaries about Lebanon

Lebanon is known for its beautiful landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. Lebanon hosts many different religions and ethnicities, which makes the country a fascinating place to visit. It is often referred to as the “Land of Cedars” because of the cedars that grow throughout the country. Lebanon also has some of the most important religious sites in the Middle East, like the city of Beirut.

Lebanon's rich history and culture make it a fascinating place to visit.

1. A History of Lebanon: Independence, Wars, Revolutions, Foreign Influences, Lebanon Protests - Documentaries about Lebanon

Lebanon is a country that has been through many wars and conflicts since independence in 1943. Today, the country is going through a major change, as protests continue to shake Lebanon's government and society. In this video, I explore what has led up to these events, and how the country may be changing in the future.

2. Lebanon's civil war: part 1 - Documentaries on Lebanon

The Lebanese Civil War, also known as the 1975-1990 civil war in Lebanon and sometimes referred to as "The Great Arab Palestine War", was a multifaceted conflict which ended suddenly with the agreement of Syria's Hafez al-Assad. As of 2012, approximately 76,000 people remain displaced within Lebanon. There was also an exodus by around one million people from Lebanon due to this conflict during its duration.

This is part 1, you can find the next episodes in the suggested videos on Youtube.

3. Lebanon, Between Two Evils - Lebanon Documentary

As Lebanon falls apart, so do its people. It's a good situation for criminal gangs to make money from everyday people who are having trouble surviving without any fuel or medicine in their country. The city off-the-grid meets the men and women resorting to crime just as a way of making life easier for them both now that things have gotten harder by the day.

4. A year after Beirut's deadly blast - Lebanon Documentary

In Lebanon, on the fourth of August 2020, a huge explosion destroyed large parts of Beirut. The cause is unknown to this day and no one has been held accountable for it yet. In order to recreate what happened in such detail that people could witness it unfolding before their eyes as if they were actually there, a film was made about these events: an attempt to reconstruct them without any guesswork.

The features are presented by means of quotes from individuals who were affected by the event or interviews with experts who have studied its causes and effects.

5. Lebanon and Beirut: a travel documentary - Lebanon Documentary

A documentary about traveling to Lebanon and Beirut. We visit the ancient Phoenician cities of Sidon, Tyre and Biblos. The Roman ruins of Balbaak, and the Ommayadi town Anjar in one episode, but our heart is captured by Beirut even though it's a hidden gem in North Lebanon.

6. Sectarian Violence In Lebanon - Lebanon Documentary

This BBC Arabic documentary takes us to the frontline of sectarian warfare in Tripoli, North Lebanon. We see violence erupting between Alawite and Sunni neighbours every few weeks at Jabal Mohsen and Bab al Tabbaneh.

Conclusions: Documentaries about Lebanon

Lebanon is a diverse and interesting country with a rich history. It’s an ancient civilization that has been influenced by many cultures and religions and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited countries in the world. Lebanon is also a country that has been forced to live through difficult times, whether it be the Ottoman Empire or the Lebanese Civil War.

Lebanon has a lot to offer and these documentaries are a great way to see what is going on there and what you can learn about this intriguing country.

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