The world’s first arabic language web series and Emmy Award winning - takes us into the beating heart of modern Beirut street life through the eyes of Suleiman, our 15-year-old, happy-go-lucky delivery boy. Along for the ride are 19-year-old Ruwaida and the mysterious 20-something Chadi and a host of other memorable characters. One of the aims of the series is to present Beirut life and the life in Lebanon in the most realistic style
The heroes of “shankaboot” are ordinary people who are confronted by familiar dilemmas. their efforts to overcome these challenges have struck a chord with young audiences across the arab world.
The series is produced by BATOOTA Films, a beirut-based production company, with the association of the BBC world service trust.
Shankaboot has its own page shankaboot.com and also showing on arte tv monde-arabe.arte.tv/shankaboot/
International Digital Emmy Award for Best Digital Drama | Shankaboot | 2011
Best Drama WebSeries Director | Shankaboot | LA Webfest - U.S. | 2013
Honoree Online Film & Drama | Shankaboot | Webby Awards - U.S. | 2013
Reflet D'or of the Best Web Series for | Shankaboot | Cinema Tous Ecrans - Geneva IFF - Switzerland | 2010