We follow the lives of four members of the Lebanese Christian elite. In one of the world´s most politically unstable countries, they are a symbol of the former “Switzerland of the Middle East” – the last representatives of a golden age they are reluctant to give up.
They have overcome their fears for the future and live life to the fullest, as if nothing had changed. They live in a bittersweet oasis, a mix of an intense social life with the extravagance of bygone times. Through an elegant mise-en-scène, we witness the end of an era and a way of life whose days are numbered.
On the brink of becoming a failed state, the former "Switzerland of the Middle East" is ruined by financial collapse, corruption and the dismal failure of sectarian politics, as epitomized by the huge August 2020 explosion that left the capital in tatters. Lebanon now finds itself more vulnerable than ever to foreign influence. Who is taking control of Lebanon and at what cost?More info
Combining footage of the war with never-before-seen archive footage, we tell the story of national liberation movements in Palestine and Latin AmericaMore info
As ISIS and other extremists threaten, enslave and kill Christians, is their history in the birthplace of their faith coming to an end?More info