This Lebanese Documentary About The Beirut Blast Is Being Considered For An Oscar Nomination


The “Beirut after 40” documentary by Lebanese director Anthony Merchak is being considered for an Academy Awards nomination, knowns as the Oscars.

The potential nomination is in the short documentary category, The first list of films selected with be announced on December 21, 2022.

On August 4, 2020, a painful date that has been etched in the heart and memory of the Lebanese, the largest non-nuclear explosion in history occurred at the Beirut port, where a large amount of ammonium nitrate exploded.

Days after the explosion, Merchak decided to share his personal experience with his short documentary, which tells his story seconds after the explosion. The film also includes exclusive CCTV footage and testimonies.

The documentary has won many awards, including the Gold Award for Short Documentary at the Hollywood Gold Awards, the Best International Short Documentary at the Golden State film festival 2022, and the 2022 Hollywood Arab Film Festival (HAFF)

Here is the trailer:

Related: The ‘Memory Box’ Film Will Represent Lebanon In The 2023 Oscars

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