4/8 | Beirut

4/8 | Beirut

4/8 | Beirut
4/8 | Beirut

Four intimate stories of trauma, despair and hope.

On August 4, 2020, a huge explosion shook Lebanon’s capital Beirut. The explosion was felt in Turkey, Syria, and parts of Europe, and was even heard more than 250km away. The blast caused more than 200 deaths, over 6,500 injuries, US$ 10–15 billion in property damage, and left an estimated 300,000 people homeless. Among them many Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

The documentary sheds light on their lives after the cataclysm, tracing the hopes and perspectives of a community in transition. At a time when life has been plunged into uncertainty, and as Lebanon goes through a major political, economic and humanitarian crisis, this movie aims to listen to the too often neglected voices of refugees and to tell their story.

Directed by Patrick Kohl (Germany)

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