Video: Beautiful Lebanese Woman Dancing (1980)

The featured scene here is taken from Maroun Baghdadi‘s “Whispers” and features a beautiful young Lebanese woman in her early 20s dancing to the tune of a man’s oud at a gathering.

Whispers follows the Lebanese Poet Nadia Tueni (1935-1983) on a journey across different regions of war-torn Lebanon. The film depicts the fall of a country struggling to survive and find hope. At every station, between sites filled with poetry and nostalgia for a bygone era, the poet’s dashed dreams and idealized vision for her country coincide with the director’s own.