An anthology about the devastating explosion, Beirut 607 is nominated for an international Emmy.
Beirut 6:07 series that pays tribute to the victims and survivors of the August 4th Explosion, is nominated under the Short-Form Series category alongside three other series from Brazil, Spain, and New Zealand.
The series takes its name from the moment of the tragic explosion of Beirut Port on August 4, 2020, and tells stories inspired by real events and real people who lost their lives, or changed forever due to the enormous material and moral losses it left behind blast.
Released in October 2020, a little over two months following the tragic incident that devastated Beirut, the series sheds light on the Beirut Blast with 15 stories, narrated by 15 Lebanese directors in the short film format.
Lebanon is heading to the Emmys! #beirut607 the short series of which I wrote/directed the episode “Imad” has been nominated for the short form series award in the International Emmy Award 2021! I am so humbled and proud that our voices were heard especially now pic.twitter.com/S8eAbbBZwx— Sandrine (@SandrineZeynoun) September 24, 2021
"This still feels like a big haze, but what I do know is that I am honored to be a small part of letting the world hear our story, our heartbreakingly tragic story, through my film Trobil." Karim Rahbani, Film Director
In the 15 episodes, several writers, directors, and actors participated. Each episode is a short film of about 7 minutes.
Under the different titles “175”, “Emad”, “Trubel”, “Mira”, “La Yamout”, “An Ordinary Day”, “The Pianist”, “Batroun”, “The Most Beautiful Day in My Life” and others, the work team was transferred from Directors, actors and producers tell true stories of the explosion. They deduced her dialogues from the survivors themselves, and from the families of the victims.
Each of the series’ stories takes its scenes into a dramatic plot that leaves its trace, carrying within it sadness, hope, cruelty, joy, and the other mixed feelings that were translated into a high-level television show.
Lebanese directors put all their creative potentials in the service of a humanitarian message they wanted to commemorate the heroes of their films. This is a tribute to the victims of the horrific explosion, led by the Lebanese filmmaking community.
Director Mazen Fayyad, one of the main partners in this initiative, said: “It was a very nice surprise and translates our ambition as workers in this profession. We wanted to make the voice heard so that justice can be done, especially since we do not trust our leaders. We wanted to hammer the nail in time and before the wounds had cooled.”
People hope this nomination will help to bring back the spotlight internationally to this crucial case and that justice will be served.
Nominees were announced on September 23, 2021. Winners are to be announced on November 22, 2021.
We’re going to the Emmys ❤️🎉— lucien bourjeily (@lucienbourjeily) September 24, 2021
“Beirut 6:07”🇱🇧🎥 (of which I wrote and directed the third episode) has been nominated for an @iemmys award.
Hope this nomination will help to bring back the spotlight internationally to this crucial case and that justice will be served. pic.twitter.com/fv933Vr30M
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