we are the ones who live here

episode four

love and despair

Farrah Khatib

Laetithia Harb

Jennifer Nasrallah

Fatima Rezaie


Many of us have a deeply dysfunctional relationship with Lebanon, an often punishing mix of love and despair. Lebanon can really break your heart…”


Laetithia Harb shares her aunt’s story of leaving Lebanon and being pulled back her against her will. (Dina Saleem performs the English translation of Aunt Liliane’s words.)


Jennifer Nasrallah explains why she wants to stay in Lebanon and build a future for herself here. 


And Fatima Rezaie shares a poem about how she’s found her true home in Beirut.