After addressing the issue of what it feels like to be a Syrian refugee living in Lebanon, the Caravan project has drawn the attention of many segments of the Lebanese society including media platforms. On the 28th of March, the talk show ‘7aki Jelis’, which streams on LBC Europe Channel, discussed the project in a segment that lasted for 25 minutes. In an effort to shed a light on the impact that the Syrian Civil War has led up to, with the increasing number of Syrian refugees fleeing their homes to save their lives and the lives of their loved ones, the show shared the stories recorded by the Caravan project in their storytelling workshops. The stories that were shown included ‘Under the Berry Tree’, ‘Emergency’, and ‘Why did you flee your home?’. After showing the stories, the show hosted Sabine Choucair, the Caravan project’s creative director, along with two Syrian refugee women of whom shared their stories during the project. Sabine along with the women discussed the project, its aim, the effect it’s having on the ground, and the importance of sharing these stories and many others in the Lebanese society. The Caravan was also hosted on Monte Carlo Radio on the 22nd of March.
The Caravan is a project aiming to construct and tour a participatory street performance built collaboratively by professional theatre-makers and refugee artists, in an effort to incorporate recorded interviews conducted with Syrian refugees populations living in Lebanon.
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