What happened when the Lebanese people decided to revolt, more than 8 years after the Arab Spring? The protests that have hit the country since mid-October 2019 have been on an unprecedented scale.

Up to 2 million Lebanese, most of them young people between the ages of 20 and 35, have taken to the streets to denounce a corrupt, unfit, clientelist political class responsible for the deep economic crisis into which the country sinks deeper and deeper every day. And it is no coincidence that it is the young people, the first to be affected, who have spearheaded the protest.

For the first time in their history, the Lebanese are demonstrating with no division between political stance, religion or communities. “One, one, one! The Lebanese people are one! ” relentlessly chant the protesters who want to see the barriers between them disappear. Discontentment and frustration are rife throughout Beirut, Tripoli, and most of the country: the demonstrators want the departure of all the politicians in whom they no longer have any confidence and who have been in place for several decades.

The various episodes of the "Thawra" (Lebanese revolution) have already marked minds, attitudes, and hopes in a profound way, which is in itself a characteristic part of the revolutionary process. Will the system finally collapse after being shaken? What are the ins and outs of this unprecedented movement? This is what our project is all about.

A film by Sarah Claux, Arthur Sarradin, Charbel El Cherif and Maxime Macé

Produced by Flair Production
French broadcaster: LCP
International sales: CLPB Rights