Beyrouth, Chroniques et Detours
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AMI is a Geneva-based communication studio focused on graphic design, photography and publishing. What unites the two organizations is their desire to create a strong visual identity through unique and original stories and testimonies. The volume starts with the history of the American University of Beirut.Other personal stories have been written by Sophie Chamas, Paola Salwan Daher and Clement Girardot, part of the Mashallah editorial team. The first two open a door on their family history through stories about their fathers, while Girardot recounts the story of Souad Karam, whose husband disappeared 30 years ago. Bechara Hanna Assi shares his story with Sarah Lily Yassine. This text is not only the story of an extraordinary man, but also the writer's journey to discover what lies behind this abandoned station and where the old railway lines lead.As for Chloe Benoist, she tells the touching story of Bilal, a Dom, or member of the region's ancient nomadic culture, whose extraordinary singing talent was discovered by Michel Elefteriades – founder and owner of Beirut's Music Hall – as a young boy.
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