Produced by Rising Giants Network, the docuseries recounts the stories of the people who survived the blast.
Middle East podcast network Rising Giants launched its new show with five episodes titled Beirut Blast on August 4. The docuseries discusses the shift in the lives of people since the catastrophic blast last year.
The effects of the explosion are still evident even a year later as the Lebanese people look for answers and deal with physical and emotional trauma. Hosted by Beirut-based journalist and radio broadcaster Linda Tamim in English and radio and TV presenter Nada Itani in Arabic, the series sheds light on the devastating explosion’s cause, effect, and aftermath.
The first episode features the testimonials of those who survived the blast, saved lives and lost their loved ones as they recount the events of that day. In the second episode, Tamim shares her on-the-ground experience in the aftermath of the explosion while also speaking to volunteers and humanitarian aid workers who helped survivors deal with their pain and suffering.
The third episode in the series explores the collective trauma of the Lebanese people as they share stories of how they have been coping with their grief and loss.
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