Chérine Yazbeck

A Story of the Port of Beirut


52 mins

4K or HD video



In Conversation with Mrs Christina Babikian Assaf.

A Story of the Port of Beirut, a 52-minute documentary, unfolds the epic tale of this significant harbor, expertly narrated by historian Mrs Christine Babikian Assaf.

Through her five years of intensive research, Assaf delves deep into the history of the port, tracing its journey from its inauguration in 1870, the horrors of the 2020 explosion, and the new dawn with CMA-CGM’s management of the container terminals.


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About the Artist

A versatile artist from Beirut, delves into urban exploration photography, inspired by her city’s history of loss and resilience. Born in 1970, she fuses photojournalism with multimedia artistry, exploring themes of city life, destruction, and memory. Beirut is not just her backdrop; it’s a living entity shaping her identity. Chérine Yazbeck’s art transcends traditional photography, encompassing instal- lations and documentaries, offering immersive experiences challenging perceptions. Her work unveils hidden stories, giving voice to the voiceless, documenting Beirut’s triumphs amid adversity. Amidst a world saturated with images, the artist’s authenticity shines, revealing the city’s resilience through her lens. Her art is a testament to the enduring power of creativity, finding beauty amidst chaos.

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