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Tarek Joseph Chemaly
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Nadia Maria - questioning history (10)
Born as Maria Carydias, died as Nadia Gamal. This Egyptian dancer - nationalized as Lebanese via her first husband - was born to a Greek father and Italian mother and credited for inventing the "Lebanese" belly dance style. Her year of birth is noted as 193...

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Lunes Noires - questioning history (9)
A sexploitation movie made in Lebanon? Correct. That was 1971, the cast was Egyptian but the director Lebanese so were the locations. La Dames Aux Lunes Noires (sayyidat al akmar al sawda'a) went where few had gone before in the Arab world, to think that th...

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Kassatly Chtaura, it wasn't broken but the fixing is not too bad.
It wasn't broken, yet they tried to fix it. Thankfully, Kassatly Chtaura went back to "almost" the original song albeit in a slower tempo to fit with the extra 15 seconds they inserted in the TVC - a roomy, flowery, breezy TVC which is far from the original...

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Exotica - goes the extra mile
Exotica proves indeed it goes the extra mile treating its products. Apparently they like their water in cubes (no slice of lemon necessary). It is good to know Exotica is on a steady path - far far away from (the very) high(s) and (very steep) low(s) it had...

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Ramadan Kareem 2017
Ramadan kareem in retro, kitsch, vintage Arabic typography. The bomb in the design refers to the fact that in olden days for the fast to break there was a cannon that would shoot in Beirut Lebanon the sound of which would alert everyone that dusk has come. ...

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Ramadan Kareem in retro kitsch vintage Arabic typography - the bomb i n the design  refers to the fact that in olden days for the  #fast  to break there was a cannon that would shoot in Beirut  the sound of which would alert everyone that dusk  has come. Ti...

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This is THE place
Artwork by Tarek Chemaly after the Tony Walsh poem This is THE place - Tony Walsh. Please read in full. "We don't want your pity"!!

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It's like Beirut! Manchester/Beirut positive analogies!
This is the place - Tony Walsh Poet Tony Walsh, in the aftermath of the drama surrounding the bomb that exploded at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, read this wonderful poem (please click on the image and read it, it is warm, funny, defiant, sincere...

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STC plays a funny "Droopy" card for their Ramadan wishes ad
Now there's a funny TVC ! Saudi Telecom Company has an innovative Ramadan ad. Characters go on screen and deliver their "warmest wishes" in the most monotonous, deadpan and detached tone. "You did not feel the greeting? Maybe because it is repeated and got ...

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L'Usine - an epic line for their sliced bread!
Well, this must be the best thing since sliced bread (sorry for the pun). L'Usine, which usually sticks to tried and tested formulas of "slice of life" of family ambiance, just packed a wonderful punch for their "Sliced Bread (white)" TVC. Watch the movie h...
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