Good morning from Beirut / Kalimera Men Beirut
Direction: George Eid
Country of Production/Country: Lebanon / Lebanon
Year of Production/Year: 2016
Language/Language: Arabic, English, English, Greek/ Arabic, English, English, Greek
Subtitles/Subtitles: Greek / English
Once, before 1975 and before Lebanon changed forever, there was a time when this small country was considered the jewel of the Middle East and a safe haven for those who ran to escape the cruelty of war or who were looking to find some ground to settle and build their future there. In 1922, thousands of Greek refugees managed to reach the coast of Beirut. Many of them fled Turkey, while others came on foot along with the Armenians of Izmir and Alexandretta. The community settled in Beirut, Tripoli and other Lebanese cities and began to build their own projects, factories and their own clubs. Their history has not been revealed to date. George Eid, an experienced Lebanese journalist and grandson of a Greek refugee from Izmir, Paul Mazitzis, decided to follow the path of memories between Lebanon and Greece. Good morning from Beirut, is a journey that will take us back in time to discover the history of a community that was once large and thriving.
Before 1975 and way before Lebanon was changed forever, there was a time when this small country was regarded as the Jewel of the middle-east: a safe haven for those running from the cruelty of War or looking for a land to settle down and invest in. In 1922, thousands of Greek refugees found their way to the shores of Beirut. Many of them fled from Turkey while others came on foot along with the Armenians of Izmir and Alexandrite. This community established itself in Beirut, Tripoli, Sidon and other Lebanese towns and started building projects, factories and clubs. Their story has until now remained untold! George Eid, a Senior Lebanese broadcast Journalist, himself the descendant of Paul Mazidji a Greek immigrant from Smyrna, went down memory lane between Lebanon and Greece. Kalimera from Beirut, is a journey back in time to discover the story of what was once a large and prosperous community.
George Eid is an international, multilingual (Arabic, English, French, German, Greek) correspondent and documentary producer. He has worked on various shows, Voice of Lebanon and Sky News Arabia (Abu Dhabi), where he referred to humanitarian and socio-political events, while it is known that he "touched" taboos and sensitive issues. In 2007, he received the Said Akl Award. In 2011, he was voted during a live vote by the world, as one of the three best journalists in Lebanon, on the VDL station (100.5 FM). He was among the first groups to enter Aleppo, as a reporter with Sky news Arabia in 2012, to cover syria's war from a humanitarian perspective. He holds a master's degree in Marketing Media and Management, from Sorbonne IV in 2014. Today, he is deputy editor/senior correspondent for MTV News Lebanon. He is also a university lecturer at Notre Dame University as well as an instructor/consultant in communication/media and journalism. He is also a radio show presenter on Radio.
George Eid is an international Multilingual( Arabic, English, French, German, Greek) correspondent, anchor and Documentary producer, he worked for several outlets including, Voice of Lebanon and Sky News Arabia (Abu Dhabi) where he reported on several humanitarian and sociopolitical issues and was known to tackle taboo and delicate subjects. In 2007, Eid received the Said Akl award . In 2011, he was voted by the people during a live cast as one of the top three reporters in Lebanon on VDL (100.5 FM). He was among the first teams to enter Aleppo as a reporter with Sky news Arabia in 2012 to cover the Syrian war from a humanitarian perspective. Holder of a Master's degree in marketing media and management from Sorbonne IV in 2014. Currently a deputy editor in chief /senior correspondent for MTV news lebanon. He is also a university lecturer at Notre Dame university in addition to being a coach and trainer/consultant in communication/media/personal branding and journalism. He is also a radio show host at Radio Lebanon