Beirut 6:07

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Beirut 6:07

Available March 3 at 10:00 amMarch 10 at 11:59 pm ONLY

Tuesday, August 4, 6:07pm: A moment in Beirut’s already tumultuous history that will never be forgotten. Following the devastating explosions that tore through Beirut in the summer of 2020, we read the names and saw the faces of those missing or who lost their precious lives in the blast. These individuals are not just a number. These individuals are not martyrs. These individuals were not soldiers at war, nor were they terrorists on a mission. These individuals are innocent civilian victims. Hundreds were brutally killed, thousands were injured, and many souls remain missing. All will remain in the collective memory for generations to come.

An anthology TV series produced by Imagic Group’s The Big Picture Studios, Beirut 6:07 is a not-for-profit production that pays tribute to the immense casualties of the Beirut port blast through a succession of 15 short stories inspired by true events and real people.

Don’t miss the 12-minute piece that will play at the end of the anthology; It’s an opportunity to hear the directors describe their angst, their rage, and their demand for retribution in light of the corruption that led to this tragedy.

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Shattered: Beirut 6:07

Carol Mansour. 2020. 15 m. NR. Lebanon. Arabic with subtitles. Forward Films.

Two months after the massive explosion that devastated Beirut, the inhabitants of the city are still reeling from the force of the blast and the accumulated evil they have been subjected to for decades. Carol Mansour explored her city in the aftermath of the blast—talking to friends and exchanging reflections on what has happened and its implications on them—in candid, unscripted voice note messages. Feelings of helplessness, frustration, and overwhelming anger at the political class permeate this short film as we are taken on a tour of the destruction of homes, livelihoods, and lives.

Pricing/Film Availability Info: Admission to the series will be sold either as an all-access pass or a la carte, available in the JBFC Virtual Marquee. Pricing is $65 (members), $75 (nonmembers) for the all-access pass or $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers) per film. All film programs will be available to stream for the entire length of the series—films will become available at 10:00am on March 3 and will be open to stream for a week until 11:59pm on March 10. Once a film is started, pass holders will have 48 hours to finish, regardless of when in the series they start the film. Certain films in this series can and may sell out, so we encourage ticket and pass purchasers to secure their access by unlocking their films ASAP. Series passes and tickets will go on sale 2/24.

This film is part of the Contemporary Arab Cinema 2021 series.

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