Director, Writer, Executive Producer
Patrick started his career in the late 2000’s working on large Australian and US feature films.
Ronny began his career treading the boards in the Sydney theatre scene.
Director of Photography
Justin Hanrahan is an ACS award-winning cinematographer who has been honing his craft for over 25 years.
Marcus D’Arcy is an Academy Award ™ nominated editor and legend of the Australian film industry.
Georges Tomb comes from a long and vibrant lineage of artists and musicians.
A child survivor of the Lebanese civil war, Darina turned her traumatic past into her passion. She has graced the theatres in France and appeared on hit TV shows Homeland & Tyrant. Darina was recently given her French citizenship for her roles as an advocate for women rights.
Cardiologist and civil activist
Dr Walid returned to live in Lebanon in 2012 after spending 26 years in the USA. An outspoken advocate against the corrupt system he continues to stand up for justice, equality and equal opportunity.
Social and Human Rights Activist
Sister of the Shiite cleric Musa Al Sadr who gave the Shia population in Lebanon a sense of community and belonging. Musa disappeared in Libya in 1978 along with two other Lebanese who were on a mission to bring peace to the region and end Lebanon’s civil war.
Minister of Telecommunications 2008- 2009
Minister of Energy and Water 2009-2014
Minister for Foreign Affairs & Emigrants 2014-2020
The “shadow president”, son in law of President Michel Aoun and the President of the Free Patriotic Movement. In November 2020 he was sanctioned by the US government over charges of “systemic corruption”.
Director-General Lebanese Ministry of Finance 2000-2020
The youngest appointed Director-General in Lebanese history. In 2020 he resigned blaming the sabotage by vested interests of Lebanon’s economic recovery. Founder of The Lebanese Citizen Foundation which proposes to provide insights and policy for the political overhaul and public policies in Lebanon
Senior Fellow The Century Foundation
An expert in Middle Eastern politics, his work focuses on U.S. foreign policy, Arab politics, and social movements in the Middle East.
Former Minister of State for Administrative Reform 2016-2019
She is a politician and doctor and a member of the Amal Movement, which is headed by the Speaker of the House in the Lebanese Government, Nabih Berri. She chairs the women and children parliamentary committee. In 2020, French President Emmanuel Macron awarded her the Legion of Honor.
Principal Hertford College, Oxford University
British Ambassador to Lebanon 2011- 2015
While serving in Beirut, Fletcher pioneered a more open style of diplomacy, with many of his own blog posts going viral (Dear Lebanon and Yalla goodbye Lebanon). Currently he serves as the Principal Hertford College, Oxford University.
Hezbollah Party Member, Minister of Sports and Youth
He has been a Member of Parliament since 1992 and has held ministerial portfolios since 2005 formerly serving as Minister of Energy & Water, Minister of Labor, and Minister of Administrative Reform. He is a moderate in the Hezbollah Party.
Executive Chairman Lebanese Forces
Former militia commander during the Lebanese Civil War he currently serves as Executive Chairman Lebanese Forces. Saad Hariri declared him the king maker in Lebanese politics for his secret deal with President Aoun.
Civil Activist and Assistant Professor of Public Administration
A long-time civil society activist, she has founded and supported myriad regional initiatives to enhance the representation of women. Active member of the Committee for the Role of Women in Decision-making at NCLW.
Leader Lebanese Social Democratic Party (formerly Kataeb Party)
He is the son of former President Amine Gemayel (1982-1988). He became leader of the party after his older brother, Pierre Gemayel, was assassinated by the Syrians in 2006. He is a progressive reformist who strongly believes in inclusive diversity.
British Ambassador to Lebanon 2006-2011
Guy served as Ambassador to Lebanon. Following this she was appointed as a UN Women’s Representative.
Prime Minister of Lebanon 2009-2011 & 2016-2020
The son of Rafik Hariri. He founded and has been leading the Future Movement party since 2007, an essentially Sunni movement that was created and led by his late father. He was the leader of the March 14 Alliance, a coalition of political groups born out of the Cedar Revolution which, through mass popular demonstrations and Western support, led to the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon in 2005 after a 29-year occupation.
Omar is one of the brightest lights of the emerging group of Lebanese entrepreneurs returning to Lebanon to establish a new business. He currently owns Sip Caf é in Beirut as well as a boutique hotel in the Gemayze neighbourhood which were destroyed during the port explosion on 4 August but since been rebuilt. Married to Hala Okeili.
Former Minister of Justice 2016-2019
Currently serving as State Minister of Presidential Affairs, he is a member of the Free Patriotic Movement and closely aligned to President Michel Aoun and Gebran Bassil. He served at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) as a legal advisor for the defence team of four Hezbollah members.
A legendary Lebanese actor, writer, producer and director. Born into a family of artists, he was four years old when he stood for the first time on stage during a school play about the Life of St. Maron, but professionally he began his theatre career in 1994.
Son of former President-elect Renee Moawad who was assassinated by the Syrian regime in 1989 one day prior to taking office. He is the founder and president of the popular Independence Movement party. In May 2018 he was elected to Parliament but resigned in protest following the August 4, 2020 explosion. He is a leading figure and founding member of the Lebanese Opposition Front and is a sovereigntist, reformist, and freedom-advocate.
Yoga instructor and lawyer
The Yoga queen of Lebanon. A strong-willed, outspoken woman who left the law to bring the power of inner peace to the Lebanese and provide them an alternate focus to the anger and frustration that has dominated their existence due to Lebanon’s recent troubled history. Married to Omar Jheirand expecting their first baby on the anniversary of the explosion.
Lebanon’s favorite son and a true believer in his country. One of the world’s best known fashion designers he continues to create gowns for the world’s royalty, Oscar winners, musicians, artists and the who’s who of the international jet set from his Atelier in Beirut. He is the first Arab to be admitted to the fashion industry’s governing body, Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.
Governor Banque Du Liban 1993-Present
One of the longest serving Central Bankers in the world. Currently under investigation by the French, Swiss and UK over allegations of conspiracy, embezzlement of hundreds of millions of dollars and money laundering.
A member of parliament for 10 years. Tueni is the CEO is of Lebanon’s most famous newspaper, An Nahar. Tueni is a 4th generation journalist and daughter of the assassinated journalist Gebran Tueni.
Independent Member of Parliament
A politician of Armenian origins, she became the first truly independent politician to be elected to the Lebanese Parliament in 2018. Formerly a prominent TV journalist who worked on various networks including ICN, LBCI, ART and Future TV. On 8 August 2020 she resigned calling for a new government after the Beirut Port explosion. She was chosen by the World Bank group as a member of their ‘External Advisory Panel for Diversity and Inclusion’ as a result of her advocacy for women’s rights.
President The Arab American Institute
Founder of the Arab American Institute, a Washington DC based organization that serves as a political and policy research arm of the Arab American community. In 2013 President Obama appointed Zogby to the United States commission on International Religious Freedom.
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World Premiere December 1st 2021!
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