Syrian soaps move to Beirut

From the set of Wiladi Mi Khasri (Pregnant from the Waist) one of  several major Syrian productions being shot in Beirut–directed by Seif Sbei.

If you’ve been watching the latest Syrian TV dramas this Ramadan, you’ll notice many of them have been shot on the streets of Lebanon. Syrian producers and directors say much of the vast Syrian production industry has relocated to Beirut.

Read more about how this move is impacting both Lebanese and Syrian writers and directors in my latest piece for Al Jazeera.

“When in exile, you change,” a Syrian scriptwriter told me. “The Syrian people are changing and the Lebanese people will change too.”

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