Zein Bdeir

My Government Did this

Prompt: PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: An examination of a historical event and situations with an emphasis on the past, present, progress, and future "state of things" as it relates to your own history. Select a historical event that is a reflection of a moment in your own history. Choose a subject matter that resonates with you. Develop a 3-minute DOCUMENTARY PROJECT proposal and treatment based on your research and including its relationship to your history coordinated with your Seminar classwork.

The Beirut Explosion that took place in August was an event that affected all of us residents greatly. We watched our city get destroyed in a matter of seconds and with it killing many of our people. This piece explores what that event was like from the perspective of locals that are not shown on mainstream media and our future as Lebanese.