“It isn’t a matter of fine acting performances or of those talents which always impress through expertise and technique, however special. It’s more a question of heart. That is an empty space, a group of performers simply and openly show themselves for what they are, and hope to be.”
John Heilpern

Conference of the Birds

Beirut

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The following are excerpts from two articles published simultaneously on the BBC website.

Homeland angers minister over depiction of Beirut

” … Back to Beirut, the second episode in the new series of Homeland showed a terrorist meeting on Hamra Street – an apparent Hezbollah stronghold. The episode was actually shot in Israel … Lebanese Tourism Minister Faddy Abboud said filming “did not depict reality” … “It showed Hamra Street with militia roaming in it,” he told the Associated Press, adding that the real Hamra Street was actually a popular neighbourhood of shops and cafes … “This kind of film damages the image of Lebanon – it is not fair to us and it is not true,” “

Lebanese cabinet in emergency talks after Beirut bomb

… and there are more images of the misrepresented streets of Beirut here.

This is the Middle East.

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