Revolution in the Time of Corona

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Revolution in the Time of Corona

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Will the pandemic destroy Lebanon’s revolution?

This is not your typical revolution. It's not just a group of young idealists pushing for the stars. The revolution that has filled Lebanon's streets for months on end has broad-based support. Young and old, rich and poor, Muslim, Christian and Druze are united in their desire to overthrow their corrupt and incompetent leaders and save their country and themselves from economic collapse.

After decades of neglect, the country is on its knees. There's hyperinflation, currency collapse, high unemployment, constant power cuts and people going hungry like never before.

And now the country is dealing with the new coronavirus.

The ordinary Lebanese are struggling to survive and desperately trying to save the country they love. The coronavirus is putting more pressure on a country already in strife. But it can't kill the revolution. As the lockdown lifts, the protestors are coming back.

In a visually arresting story, the documentary introduces four Lebanese from different walks of life, a hotel owner, a popular social media commentator, a young DJ and an unemployed man struggling to survive. All are united in their desire to bring their country back from the brink.

A Foreign Correspondent story

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Foreign Correspondent
Australian Broadcasting Corporation