Beats and Breath

This is a short documentary shot over the course of 2-days during and after the ‪#‎YouStink‬ protest in Beirut on August 29, 2015. The protest movement which started in the summer of 2015 began as a response to the government's failure to address the Beirut Municipality trash crisis - which then turned into something much broader - a protest movement about the cronyism and endemic corruption at the heart of the Lebanese political and business establishments. The protest movement(s) has continued into 2016. Director's statement: "We/I have been infinitely inspired by the people who have helped this movement grow from all levels of society. With this short film we present a little slice of this movement from a very intimate perspective. I can only hope that I did this movement proud. And I hope it inspires people in and outside of Lebanon to continue the fight. Rage against the dying of the light!"]

Directed and Shot by Jackson Allers
Edited by Inaam Attar
Camera: Canon C100
Lens: Rokinon 35mm F1.4

Music by:
Hamdan Zeid ( Zeid Hamdan) - facebook.com/Hamdan.Zeid
Joe "El-Iqaa" Namy - el-iqaa.com/
Majida El Roumy - facebook.com/Magidaelroumi

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The Vimeo channel of Jackson Allers. Client list: Al Jazeera English, VICE, Radical Media, Audio Kultur, Red Bull, Red Bull Media House, Red Bull Music Academy Magazine, Boomtown Productions (Dubai), Zahed Future Energy Prize (Abu Dhabi), Red Flag Magazine, Jim Beam, Interesting Times, etc. (Visit his website Beats and Breath [jacksonallers.wordpress.com - est. 2009] for more podcasts, interviews, video links and extensive analysis through long-format written pieces.

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