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Discrimination documentary in Lebanon: So many. Where to start attacking the problems?

See-Hear-Tell” is a documentary that rotates around the subject of discrimination, treated from kids’ point of view.

The documentary puts to test 8 kids between the age of 8 and 12 (2 Christians, 2 Sunnis, 2 Shiite, 2 Druze), giving them the opportunity to talk freely about the other religions and sects without letting them know that the treated subjects are basically racism and religious discrimination.

In this documentary, my target is not to attack the kids but to blame the society.

My intention is to recognize this dilemma and prove that we are under the influence of bad media, rising by that awareness around this subject, starting with the kids, and arriving to the adults.

Motivation and Objective:

After working with children between the age of 8 and 12 as a drama instructor, I noticed that our children give us the clearest image of our society. They are exposed to the media, they imitate how their parents treat and act towards someone who is “different”, and they bring to our face a reality we often try to hide.

Following an exercise I did in class with my students, I found that this subject is becoming a serious problem that we can no more ignore.


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This Zero Waste Plan Might Solve The Trash Crisis In Lebanon!

The garbage is engulfing Lebanon and is starting to pollute the Mediterranean Sea. (Greece and Spain are officially harassing our government)

Politicians are making this crisis seem hard to solve.

However, the Lebanese environmental and industrial engineer Ziad Abichaker shows, through this video, how easy it is to put an end to this national mess.

The importance of this plan is that it offers a sustainable solution. In fact, what government officials need to do is to find a permanent solution to make sure Lebanon stays clean.

Actually, this zero waste plan is all about recycling and involving all Lebanese people in the process.

It all starts in our houses where we have to divide the trash into two bags. One should contain food leftovers, napkins, and dirty papers. The other one should contain cans, aluminum, plastic, glass, iron, and other products that can be recycled.

In fact, the plan is decentralized which means that municipalities and private sectors have important roles.

Here are the steps:

Step 1: Transportation

First of all, each region should sort its own waste meaning that municipalities should not send the trash to Beirut to sort them. That way, the traffic jam will be significantly lowered.

Step 2: Waste sorting

The goal in this step is to encourage people to recycle.

When the trash arrives at the factory where it has to be sorted, it will be weighed. Depending on the amount of the trash the municipality has to pay money. So if people in that region recycle less, they will pay more.

Zero Waste Plan

That way, municipalities will encourage people to recycle in order not to generate a lot of trash and to avoid paying a lot. Then, unrecyclable trash will be transformed to fertilizers.

Step 3: Recycling

Thanks to recycling, we can make a lot of products from waste, which are the following:

Bottle of water and soda: polyester

Colored plastic: flower pots, plastic containers for fruits and vegetables, and water hoses.

Cardboard: toilet paper

Iron: re-bars

Glass: bottles and jars

Plastic bags: eco-boards

The benefits of this plan are cost-effective and eco-friendly.

it offers a lot of job opportunities which will reduce unemployment. In addition to that, this plan makes sure that our health will not be affected in a negative way, so people will pay less for healthcare.

(The stench and the fumes everywhere you travel along the sea coast. People in many villages are experiencing high levels of sickness and cancers)

Promoting waste management through eco-friendly planters

This is not the first time Abichaker finds an eco-friendly way to make Lebanon clean again. He recently showed us how we can use rubbish to produce food.

In fact, Abichaker built eco-friendly vertical planters that are made of discarded plastic bags and other plastics that cannot be recycled.

Zero Waste Plan
FB | Ziad Abichaker

Also, by using these planters that should be placed on roofs, one can use household waste, industrial waste, and 1 square meter to produce 200 lettuces every 45 days.




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