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

Viviane Carvalho, Roberto Khatlab and Hoda Nehme

Viviane Carvalho, Roberto Khatlab and Hoda Nehme

Latife Nakadi, Viviane Carvalho, Regina Fenianos e Alisson Lincoln

Latife Nakadi, Viviane Carvalho, Regina Fenianos and Alisson Lincoln

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Gouri Balachandran, Viviane Carvalho e Sadia Ferdous

Gouri Balachandran, Viviane Carvalho and Sadia Ferdous

Roberto Khatlab

Roberto Khatlab

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Thatiana Gomes, Inez Ghandour e Viviane Carvalho

Thatiana Gomes, Inez Ghandour e Viviane Carvalho

Chris Barakat

Chris Barakat

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Jehan Osman

Jehan Osman

Claudia Melhem, Jehan Osman, Julia Ibrahim, May Dergham, Gabrielle Nakhoul, Mabel Nakrour e Carla Al Masri

Claudia Melhem, Jehan Osman, Julia Ibrahim, May Dergham, Gabrielle Nakhoul, Mabel Nakrour and Carla Al Masri

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Lamya Hage, Claudia Martins, Jehan Osman, Giovanna Lutfi, Samara Taha, Samia Mourad, Soraya Mourad, Julia Ibrahim e Yasmin Ibrahim

Lamya Hage, Claudia Martins, Jehan Osman, Giovanna Lutfi, Samara Taha, Samia Mourad, Soraya Mourad, Julia Ibrahim and Yasmin Ibrahim

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Adriana Pereira, Viviane Carvalho e Romi Salman

Adriana Pereira, Viviane Carvalho and Romi Salman

Ilda Nahas e Viviane Carvalho

Ilda Nahas and Viviane Carvalho

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Regina Fenianos

Regina Fenianos

Viviane Guedes, Giovanna Lutfi e Soraya Mourad

Viviane Guedes, Giovanna Lutfi and Soraya Mourad

Karla Rizk, Viviane Carvalho e Mabel Nakrour

Karla Rizk, Viviane Carvalho and Mabel Nakrour

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Samia Mourad, Viviane Carvalho, Latife Nader e Tony Nader

Samia Mourad, Viviane Carvalho, Latife Nader and Tony Nader

Julia Ibrahim,

Julia Ibrahim, May Dergham and Viviane Carvalho

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Viviane Guedes e Hassan Ammar

Viviane Guedes and Hassan Ammar

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Chaza Slim, Hassan Amman e Mira Slim

Chaza Slim, Hassan Amman and Mira Slim

Catharina Lincoln e Bia Adem

Catharina Lincoln and Bia Adem

Viviane Carvalho e Laura Goes

Viviane Carvalho and Laura Goes

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Caroline Margossian e Viviane Carvalho

Caroline Margossian and Viviane Carvalho

Dr. Charbel El Hachem, Viviane Carvalho e Lívia Tawil

Dr. Charbel El Hachem, Viviane Carvalho and Lívia Tawil

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