we are the ones who live here

episode one

don't go pale into dusk

Nour Al Halabi

Maryam & Feyrouz Abou Hassan

Rita Mhanna

We want to find beauty, belonging and a sense of purpose in this troubled, strange and still beautiful country of ours…”


Nour Al Halabi brings us the story of Maryam, the fisherwoman of the Manara in Beirut who is the Mother of All. (Feyrouz Abou Hasson performs the English translation of Maryam’s words.)


We end with a poem to Beirut in the midst of chaos by Rita Mhanna. (This poem was translated to English by Ben Moorad and Rita Mhanna.)