by Growing Cedars in Air


Ask anyone you meet, what they know about Lebanon and you will invariably receive one or both of the following replies:

“Oh, yeah, Beirut! It was once the Riviera of the Middle East. Great place to party!” Or “A damn shame what war has done to that country, poor people.”

If Lebanon has seen nothing but war and parties for the last 40 years with no culture of its own, then how could it have provided so much to world culture in the sciences, arts, design, fashion, music, world politics, business and entertainment?

“Growing Cedars in Air” is a indie documentary video project about personal discovery of what it means to be Lebanese…about the living heritage and unique culture that has allowed Lebanese to flourish wherever they settle. ”Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to go home. Not my parents house in whatever country they happened to be living in, at that time. But my ancestral home, the land of my dreams: burnt earth under olive trees and rocky hillsides shadowed by secular cedars, their roots reaching deep into the core of the earth….my earth…my roots.” Mark Abouzeid, director of Growing Cedars in Air.

These films gather Lebanese people of all walks, local and abroad, to tell their own stories of Lebanon and their lives across recent history, including:

Edd Abbas, Lyricist / Producer; Rania Abouzeid, Award Winning Journalist; Aziza, Lebanese Singer and Songwriter; Michel Elefteriades, the Emperor of Nowheristan; Jennifer El Hage, fashion and graphic designer; Robert Fisk, Award Winning Journalist/Writer; Barbara Massaad, International Gourmand Cookbook Award recipient; Kamal Mouzawak, founder of Souk el Tayeb; Mohamad Rifaii, Art Director and Visual Artist; Laila Sarkis, aka Djette, female DJ in Beirut; Rania Tabbara, Artist and Art promoter; Rami Tibi of Rama's Whisper.


Fresh as a Daisy. As befits such a diverse country, Lebanon has many ‘birth (Mzaar Kfardebian)

Fresh as a Daisy. As befits such a diverse country, Lebanon has many ‘birth (Mzaar Kfardebian)
Fresh as a Daisy. As befits such a diverse country, Lebanon has many ‘birthdays’, most of which are a source of controversy to one community or...


Sacrifice Feast at the festival of Saint Zakhia in Ajaltoun. 100 rams are... (Ajaltoun, Mont-Liban, Lebanon)

Sacrifice Feast at the festival of Saint Zakhia in Ajaltoun. 100 rams are... (Ajaltoun, Mont-Liban, Lebanon)
Sacrifice Feast at the festival of Saint Zakhia in Ajaltoun. 100 rams are being cooked to be given out to people for free.

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Pictures and Videos from the Jounieh Fireworks Show 2017 (And not so many critics)

Pictures and Videos from the Jounieh Fireworks Show 2017 (And not so many critics)
Pictures, Videos and few words about the Jounieh Festival 2017's Opening Ceremony, the Fireworks Show.


360 Virtual Tour and Photos from the Afqa Water Fall and 2 Roman Bridges

360 Panorama and Photos from the Afqa Water Fall and 2 Roman Bridges
Afqa grotto and waterfall is the source and spring of the Ibrahim river, it is also believed that this is where Adonis first kissed Venus.


14 100% Free Beaches in Lebanon for Summer 2017

14 100% Free Beaches in Lebanon for Summer 2017
Combined list of free beaches in Lebanon starting from South to North Lebanon.