Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Lens on Lebanon: Grassroots media activism

Lens on Lebanon is a grassroots documentary initiative formed during the devastating Israeli bombardment of 2006.
This initiative has been structured as a collaborative endeavor in which Lebanese in the south and the southern suburbs of Beirut, along with Palestinian refugees and other vulnerable communities, will team up with networks of activists, artists and filmmakers, both locally and abroad, to create a community media website for both political and historical documentary purposes.

Donated equipment is currently being distributed by a network of experienced volunteers. We have assistants in Sidon, Beirut, and Tyre, and extensive contacts in the south and in the southern suburbs of Beirut. Lens on Lebanon is also working in close coordination with existing activist groups, including the International Solidarity Movement (now operating in Lebanon) and other relief organizations such as the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

How you can help

While our volunteer network on the ground is ready and operational, and we have received significant donations of equipment, our financial resources are very limited. We are seeking monetary donations to cover the costs of additional editing equipment, transportation expenses, and overall maintenance expenses for the website.

While further donations of equipment are welcome, at the present moment operating costs are our most pressing concern.

Online donations can be made through Paypal on our donations page.

For those who would like to make a donation, but require a 501c(3) tax deduction form, please contact us directly at: info@lensonlebanon.org.

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