Since 2015, the environment in Lebanon has been paying the price with one of the most severe sanitary crises that the country has ever known. We are far from hopeful. However, some still believe in a better tomorrow. They’ve already taken action. They plant trees, turn trash into gold, deal with the waste crisis or convert the sun into energy. Their Lebanon, tomorrow’s Lebanon, is the one we all dream of.
Boukra (“Tomorrow”) is a feature-length documentary that seeks to address Lebanon’s severe sanitary crisis by raising awareness about the environment. It will be produced by Philippe Aractingi and filmed by award-winning Lebanese documentary filmmaker, Carmen Labaki, with the participation of famous Lebanese actors and actresses, including George Khabbaz and Nada Abou Farhat.
Inspired by the French movie “Demain” by Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent, Boukra wants to stir feelings of belonging and hope and urge Lebanese citizens to act and mobilize. The film will give a voice to the many Lebanese citizens who believe in tomorrow and who have already taken action at the grassroots level in favor of the environment.
Boukra is a not-for-profit documentary. It will be distributed free of charge in Lebanon to cinemas, TV stations, on the web and in schools and universities. Boukra is a movie that speaks to our children and to those who still believe in a better tomorrow for Lebanon.