• Short Summary

    After being caught in the middle of a bloody civil war for the past two years, the people of Beirut's east-side suburb Jounieh are preparing to forget their troubles and celebrate an old-fashioned "pre-war" Christmas.

  • Description

    After being caught in the middle of a bloody civil war for the past two years, the people of Beirut's east-side suburb Jounieh are preparing to forget their troubles and celebrate an old-fashioned "pre-war" Christmas.

    The fighting destroyed many things in Jounieh. Lives homes and businesses. But in the past week, the suburb's streets have taken on a genuine festive appearance.

    People make the spirit of Christmas, and in Jounieh they're determined that this will be one Noel the children won't forget. The Christmas shopping rush is on. Shop owners have made na extra effort to bring in traditional foods, toys and fancy goods. Christmas sales are bombing, even it they don't quite reach the pre-war levels.

    But Christmas is really for the children. Many youngsters in Jounieh either haven't celebrated a normal Christmas and have only dim memories of the peace and good-will Christmas bring. Now the simple pleasures like decorating the Christmas tree and lighting Christmas candles are available to them. The people of Jounieh regard a peaceful Christmas as final proof that the current Lebanon ceasefire is going to be permanent.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9KDU4JQM4RSBWRENEQ7B63L8T
    Media URN:
    VLVA9KDU4JQM4RSBWRENEQ7B63L8T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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