Beirut: the Aftermath | Acclaimed Documentary

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Beirut: the Aftermath


Sponsored by Peoria Area World Affairs Council

Tuesdays, Nov 30 through Jan 9

Friday, Dec 3 & Saturday, Dec 11

A month after the August 4, 2020 blast, photographer Fadia Ahmad returns to Beirut to help rebuild what she can of her broken city. Retracing her usual itinerary of 10,452 steps through the streets of Beirut, she seeks to portray the aftermath of the explosion that shook Lebanon to its core. A journey that once fulfilled the goal of self discovery now gives both Beirut and the blast’s survivors a voice. Raw testimonials and powerful scenes recount the day everything collapsed all while showing the resilience of a people who refuse to give up.

Dec 3  | 2 pm  Tickets

Dec 7   | 4 pm Tickets

Dec 11 | 2 pm Tickets

Dec 14 | 4 pm Tickets

Dec 18 | 2 pm Tickets

Dec 21 | 4 pm Tickets

Dec 28 | 4 pm Tickets

Jan 4   | 4 pm  Tickets


Ahmad's directorial debut has earned international acclaim, winning awards in 2021 at the Lebanese Film Festival in Montreal, Canada, the Argenteuil Film Festival in France and the Five Continents International Film Festival in Venezuela.

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