Last Saturday, 12/03/2016, at the Royal Tulip Achrafieh hotel , took place the pre-launch of the project Brazilian Women in […]Read More Read More
The project is a partnership between Viviane Carvalho and the experienced photographer Hassan Ammar (Lebanese, 41) who is married to the Brazilian Viviane Guedes, and works at AP News Agency. He has accepted the challenge of capturing the woman-warriors who have chosen Lebanon as their home and the place to raise their kids.
Since Mrs. Carvalho moved to Lebanon two years ago, the creator of the project and founder of the online magazine Connection Beirut, has noticed the need of elaborating an educational mission in order to address the contribution of Brazilian women who live in Lebanon. Thus uniting their strengths and contributing to the integration of all Brazilian society living in Lebanon.
Therefore, Viviane Carvalho created the project aiming to demystify the idea spread in Brazil that the Brazilians married to Lebanese are submissive and suffer in Lebanon, showing through the exhibition that the women who reside here are complete and happy, seeking their independence at Phoenician lands.
It is intended to address in a heterogeneous format, demonstrating the feminine side of Brazil, respecting all its diversity as age, beliefs and social classes. The 40 women are from different regions of Brazil, a continental-sized country with multicultural aspects and different habits.
The creators hope that the exhibition be the first step to start the publications and studies on the matter even that the sample seems small compared to the 15000 Brazlians who live here.
It will show the daily life of 40 Brazilian women who left their homeland and moved to Lebanon. It is a nation full of history and natural beauty.
The project has the support of USEK through the Center of studies of Latin America, directed by the Brazilian Roberto Khatlab and Mrs. Hoda Nehme.
The exhibition was open on December 07 at the Archeological Museum of USEK.
by Viviane Carvalho
Photos : USEK
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