Hanin

  • Date Thursday, 14 November 2019
  • Interview By Adèle Surprenant
Nabatieh, November 14th, 2019: Born and raised in South Lebanon, Hanin holds a master’s degree in Communications Management and works for an NGO. As the revolution enters week four, she is convinced that "regardless of the ones trying to create tensions, we know that there are many smart, educated, open-minded…

Elie

  • Date Tuesday, 12 November 2019
  • Interview By Adèle Surprenant
Beirut, November 12th, 2019. Elie, 28-years old, who still lives in his hometown Sarba (Jounieh), works as a teacher for textile techniques and knitting at University. Since October 18th, 2019, the second day of the demonstrations in Lebanon, his classes have been suspended. Why did you join the protests? I’ve…

Mohammad

  • Date Friday, 08 November 2019
  • Interview By Adèle Surprenant
Sour, November 8th, 2019: Mohammad, 22 years old, has been skipping his classes at University since the beginning of the revolution. Instead he’s going to the protests in Sour in the South of Lebanon. Why did you join the protests? I’m studying engineering here in Sour. I’m supposed to graduate…

Zahra

  • Date Sunday, 03 November 2019
  • Interview By Adèle Surprenant
Sour, November 3rd, 2019: On a Sunday afternoon, Zahra, a 30-year-old accountant, drives from Jal el-Dib to Sour, a city in the South of Lebanon to stand in solidarity with the protesters: "I’ve never been prouder to be an Arab woman fighting for my rights." Why did you join the…

Jean

  • Date Saturday, 02 November 2019
  • Interview By Adèle Surprenant
Marj Bisri, November 2nd, 2019. Jean works in an electronics store in Jounieh Together with other activists, he spent two nights in a tent in the Bisri Valley, demonstrating against a new mostly World-bank financed dam project.[1] Why are you against the Dam-Project in the Bisri Valley? Most of all,…

Roula

  • Date Tuesday, 29 October 2019
  • Interview By Adèle Surprenant
Beirut, October 29th, 2019: 18-years old Roula is experiencing protests for the first time. The university student from Beirut is happy to see protests sweeping across the country, because she "never thought that the Lebanese people would find the courage to stand up against politicians and their banker friends." After…