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Event by UMAM D&R
Collecting « Dahiyeh »
Exhibition & Film Screenings
بحثًا عن «الضاحية»

معرض صور وليال سينمائية
May 24 - Jun 16, 2007 @ The Hangar - Beirut


As Lebanon and its rich amalgamation of rural and urban centers continue to change with the times and evolve while the country cycles through periods of conflict and peace, certain regions experience highly publicized transformations. Beirut's southern suburbs, or Dahiyeh as they are more commonly referred to, began evolving and expanding decades ago. Long before the explosive, practically overnight makeover Dahiyeh, specifically its Haret Hreik neighborhood, received during the July 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel, the area took on new identities and lost some of its original character.

Rather than tell only the story of Dahiyeh's destruction during that 2006 episode, which featured Haret Hreik's most prominent resident, Hezbollah, UMAM D&R wanted to cover the many families and individuals, companies and buildings, that have been a part of Dahiyeh's expansion from village into dense urban center. After all, UMAM D&R is based in Haret Hreik and part of this history.

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