Walking through Hamra street this afternoon, these images halted me.
The images speak for themselves and just next to them an announcement for a film screening with “Do you want to learn more about racism?”. For me that’s racist! Why would I want to learn more about it? I want to live through motion pictures with these people who may have a wonderful story to share, a story of struggle to survive, hoping the world would understand.
This is disturbing.
I know it meant well and I know we are promoting the film here. But exposing their pictures on dirty walls looking like a ‘missing’ tag for a pet is not a proper way to introduce them.
I am looking forward for the film and I’m sure Dima’s humanity and care would be well portrayed into her doc but looks like a masterclass about racism. A flaw the lebanese society knows well.
Lebanon is a hard country for foreigners indeed, we could be artificial and very judgmental and it’s vital to take this story on screen for people to learn the damage they might be part of un-deliberately.
But again, the pictures sound wrong.
What do you think?