Got this video from euroarabe and it features friends of mine from beirut
signer, filmmaker etc... and this is what they had to say
Press Release, August 4th 2006
Re: Video Letter from Beirut's NGO - network SAMIDOUN
Dear Madame, dear Sir,
Beirut based film collective Beirut DC is addressing the international community in a four-minute video-letter „From Beirut to... those who love us“.
The collective is part of grassroots coalition SAMIDOUN which set up the first relief centre for refugees in Beirut, the last count hold around 10,000 internally displaced persons who have fled from Southern Lebanon and the southern suburbs of Beirut. It's various committees, like the medical team, the meal distribution team or the social intervention team carry out various projects in support of the refugees. (see more below)
The video-letter raises awareness for the situation in Lebanon and shows alternative images to the ones we see in the media on a daily basis. Beirut DC aims the film to be shown in cinemas and cultural spaces all over the world, encourages a wide distribution of the work and welcomes TV stations to acquire the broadcast rights. All revenue from TV-sales will be entirely used to finance the work of SAMIDOUN.
The first TV transmission will be made by ARTE on August 8th. In Germany the first art-house theatres start showing the film before to the regular film screenings by next week to create awareness and help fund-rising for SAMIDOUN.
You can watch the video on http://www.beirutletters.org
and order a free DVD with English and French subtitles at firstname.lastname@example.org or +49-251-663346 (contact: Irit Neidhardt / Germany).
Donations are welcomed at
Samidoun c/o Green Line Association
- Bank Name: Bank of Koweit and Arab World
- Swift Code: BKAWLBBE
- Account Number: 6189003
Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information, for interviews or photos.
With kind regards
Jad Abi Khalil (Beirut DC), phone: +961-3-853625, mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org